Protecting a square kilometer of forest at Suaq will save more orangutans than anywhere else

The Suaq forest shows a uniquely high plant productivity and species richness, including the highest density of orangutans in the world. Aside from orangutans, we count 7 other primate species at Suaq, including the highly endangered white handed gibbon (Hylobates lar), siamang (Syndactylus syndactylus) and slow loris (Nycticebus coucang). Also, Suaq is habitat to the Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) and our research area specifically seems to be part of the core home range of a tiger female, which we have observed being successfully reproductive for many years.