Caregivers at an orangutan sanctuary on the southeastern Asian island of Borneo are working hard to save the animals from extinction.
President Joko Widodo has asked parliament to sign off on a plan to move the nation's capital to Borneo island. Jakarta is one of the world's fastest sinking cities; a third of its land could be submerged by 2050.
Palm oil production in Indonesia has been held responsible for cutting down vast swaths of tropical forests and killing biodiversity. Now, deforestation may also be the reason why the region is witnessing flash floods.
In 1979, Handoyo Oedi left his homeland to study fashion in Berlin. At the age of 54, the fashion designer decided to switch trades and has been cooking Indonesian delicacies at Handoyo's Sate & Coffee since 2013.
A Russian tourist with a drugged orangutan in his suitcase has been arrested at Bali's international airport. If convicted, the man faces jail time and fines. Only 100,000 of the protected species remain worldwide.
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