Orangutans in Danger – level 2

20-06-2018 15:00

International Animal Rescue released a video from 2013 that shows a shocking scene – an orangutan in the middle of wasteland.

Nearly 150,000 orangutans died because of deforestation and hunting since 1999. People are clearing the forests for palm oil plantations, and Indonesia plans to increase the production of the oil to 40 million tonnes by 2020.

Difficult words: wasteland (a dead land where forest was in the past), deforestation (clearing forests, cutting down trees), increase (make higher).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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