WWF Canada Blog:
Species

News, views and analysis from our team as we work to create solutions to conservation challenges facing our planet.


Species of the Week: The orangutan

The world’s largest tree-dwelling mammal, this endangered species is considered one of humans’ closest relatives.

Every day, conversion of forest to timber, agricultural land and palm oil plantations destroys more of the orangutan’s lowland forest habitat, while poaching and wildlife trade pose further threats to this magnificent ape.

To learn more, or symbolically adopt an orangutan, click here.