Saturday, September 26, 2009

Orang Utan from Indonesia

A local FDC WWF Orang Utan issued by Indonesia on 1989and have special registered on the same date of the FDC issuance date.

The Orang Utans are two dangered species of great ape. These stamps are depict the Bornean Pongo pygmaeus from Borneo Island. There are three species of the Pongo pygmaeus : Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus, Pongo pygmaeus morio, Pongo pygmaeus wumbii.

The total number of this species estimated to be between 45,000 to 69,000. This data was obtained from 2000 -2003. Since recently are steeply down in most places due to logging and burning, it is forecast that current number are below these figures.

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