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Indonesia | Chinese bank agrees to review hydro dam project slated for rare orangutan habitat

JAKARTA — Bank of China has promised to evaluate a hydroelectric project it is helping fund in Indonesia, which activists say threatens the only known habitat of the Tapanuli orangutan, the rarest great ape species on Earth.


“Bank of China will evaluate the project very carefully and make prudent decisions by duly considering the promotion of green finance, the fulfillment of social responsibility as well as the adherence to commercial principles,” the Chinese state-owned bank said in a statement on its website.


https://news.mongabay.com/2019/03/bank-of-china-to-review-funding-of-dam-in-orangutan-habitat-in-sumatra/

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