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Protesters demand Chinese bank pull funding for dam project in rare orangutan habitat in Indonesia

JAKARTA — Activists in Indonesia and abroad staged a coordinated protest on March 1 to draw attention to a controversial hydroelectric project in Sumatra funded by China that threatens the world’s rarest great ape, the Tapanuli orangutan.


The activists protested out Chinese diplomatic missions and branches of state-owned Bank of China, which is funding the planned dam through loans, in cities including Jakarta, New York, Hong Kong, Manila and Johannesburg.


https://news.mongabay.com/2019/03/protests-flare-as-pressure-mounts-on-dam-project-in-orangutan-habitat/

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