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Sumatra sees growth in orangutan numbers

Some good news has been reported in relation to conversation. The orangutan population in Sumatra has more than doubled, following a new census.

Sumatran tiger who killed NZ zookeeper won't be euthanized

Hamilton - A zoo in New Zealand has decided it won't euthanize the Sumatran tiger who attacked and killed a veteran zookeeper. The male tiger, named Oz, killed Samantha Kudeweh, 43, on Sunday morning inside an enclosure at the Hamilton Zoo.

With worsening pollution, Indonesia ratifies ASEAN Agreement

Jakarta - The burning of forests in Sumatra and Kalimantan to clear land for commercial operations, like palm and paper plantations, has elevated pollution readings to dangerous levels in Singapore and Malaysia.

Rally against palm oil plantations in support of orangutans Special

Sydney - A rally was held against Malaysia’s attempt to promote the benefits of palm oil. Palm oil plantations result in the deforestation of orangutan habitat.

8.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia,Tsunami warning issued

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.9 on the Richter scale has hit Indonesia, off Aceh province on the northern tip of Sumatra, triggering a tsunami warning.

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake shakes Indonesia

Jakarta - An undersea earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale was recorded just off the coast of the island of Sumatra Saturday evening.

Op-Ed: 343 tsunami deaths, human error or failed technology?

Jakarta - As the death toll keeps climbing, from 22 to 200 and now to 343, questions are being raised as to why this happened. Has the elaborate tsunami warning system failed the islands, or is the error with someone who early on revoked the tsunami warning?

Strong 6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

Bengkulu - Another severe earthquake has rocked the Asian-Pacific nation of Indonesia. A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit Sumatra but there have been no immediate reports of injuries, deaths or damages.

Two earthquakes strike Indonesia, no damage reported

A 5.3 and 4.9 magnitude earthquake have struck Indonesia on Monday about 45 miles southeast of Sumatra Island. There have been no immediate reports of injuries, deaths or damages.

Another major earthquake hits Sumatra Thursday morning

The Thursday morning quake in Sumatra follows a series of powerful earthquakes that have hit the area this week. Thousands may have died as a result of the series of earthquakes in the area.

Thousands feared trapped under rubble after Indonesia quake

Around 75 people are reported dead and thousands more may be trapped under the rubble after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra Island.

Tiger kills lumberjacks in Sumatra

A report was made that two lumberjacks were killed by a tiger on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The two had taken a risk that became fatal.

A Brand New Baby Elephant Born in Indonesia.

On the brink of extinction, Sumatran elephants are being bred at the Minas conservation area in the Siak District of Indonesia. A new baby elephant was born on January 9. Her name is Bubu.

16 Dead in Fatal Fire on Indonesian Ferry

27 year old ferry takes the lives of at least 16; two of which were children
 

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Fires continued to blaze across Sumatra in early September 2015  consuming land and emitting a heavy...
Fires continued to blaze across Sumatra in early September 2015, consuming land and emitting a heavy shroud of smoke that covered the island from north to south. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image on September 2.
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Two of Major s offspring  Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore  western France
Two of Major's offspring, Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, western France
Press Office, Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, Loire-atlantique, France
Two of Major s offspring  Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore
Two of Major's offspring, Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore
Press Office Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, Loire-atlantique, France
Taken at Australia Zoo in Beerwah  Queensland  AU
Taken at Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Queensland, AU
Major celebrates his 49th birthday at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore  Western France
Major celebrates his 49th birthday at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, Western France
Press Office, Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, Loire-atlantique, France

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