An aerial view of land cleared as a staging area for the building of a new hydroelectric dam in the Batang Toru rainforest, the only known habitat of the Tapanuli orangutan, on Sumatra island. Photo: AFP

China-backed dam in Indonesia rainforest to cut through home of world’s rarest orangutan

Dam site is the only known habitat of orangutan species that numbers about 800

Sinohydro, which built Three Gorges Dam, awarded design and construction contract

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An aerial view of land cleared as a staging area for the building of a new hydroelectric dam in the Batang Toru rainforest, the only known habitat of the Tapanuli orangutan, on Sumatra island. Photo: AFP
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