|Town/Region||Sebangau National Park, Central Kalimantan|
|Date||9 Feb 2007|
The dramatic crash in orangutan (and probably gibbon) numbers in the Sebangau National Park in 2001-2002 may have been preventable through early identification of the problem, had information on the energetic requirements of the species been available.
This study will prevent this knowledge-gap from reoccurring and strengthen the chances of protecting large, viable ape populations for the future. We will collect data on those food species most important for the species’ survival and energy balances. We will also implement methods and indicators to enable future monitoring of the species, and hopefully identify in advance and prevent any future population crashes.
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