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China-backed hydro dam threatens world’s rarest orangutan

The Tapanuli orangutan is a newly discovered species that numbers just 800 individuals.

A billion-dollar hydroelectric dam development in Indonesia has sparked fresh concerns about the impact of China’s globe-spanning infrastructure drive. The site of the dam in the Batang Toru rainforest on Sumatra island is the only known habitat of the Tapanuli orangutan, a newly discovered species that numbers about 800 individuals …

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