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Mining exploration

The mining industry is a potential threat to Sumatran orangutan habitat in a number of important areas, both directly by its own activities and indirectly by road access. It includes a major gold mine near the town of Batang and iron ore mining in the Alas valley, and planned development of coal mining in the hill forests inland of the Tripa swamps.

Year: 2011

From collection: Orangutans and the Economics of Sustainable Forest Management in Sumatra

Cartographer: Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal

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