Leuser rainforest: Are palm oil farmers shooting orangutans?


Deforestation caused by palm oil cultivation is pushing orangutans into the path of farmers who shoot the animals with air rifles to get rid of them.

This is a series about the animals of Indonesia’s Leuser rainforest and the people trying to save them. Leuser is one of the most biodiverse places on earth.

Part three of a five part series.

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Filmed, edited and produced by Charlotte Pamment

Reporter: Reporter: Mehulika Sitepu, BBC Indonesia

Additional camerawork and production support by Shinta Retnani, Haryo Wirawan and Irendra Radjawali

Find out more about why palm oil is so controversial.



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