HUTAN is not an academic organization, but we strive to produce high-quality science to support our conservation objectives. This output is essential in informing and influencing the land deciders and the public of range and non-range countries. As such, research is an integral part of HUTAN’s work and belief system of maintaining a holistic approach to our work.

Shifting apes: conservation and welfare utcomes of Bornean orangutan rescue and release in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Journal of Nature Conservation

2020

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Envisioning a future for Bornean orangutans: Conservation impacts of action plan implementation and recommendations for improved population outcomes.

Biodiversitas

2020

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The power of mixed survey methodologies for detecting decline of the Bornean orangutan.

Ecological Modelling

2019

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Cost-benefit based prioritisation of orangutan conservation actions in Indonesian Borneo.

Biological Conservation

2019

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Landscape genetics applied to conservation of primates in flooded forests: a case study of orangutans in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife sanctuary: ecology and conservation.

In Primates in flooded habitats: pp. 298-306.

2019

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Densities of Bornean orang-utans (Pongo pygmaeus morio) in heavily degraded forest and oil palm plantations in Sabah, Borneo.

American Journal of Primatology

2019

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Changes to Sabah’s orangutan population in recent times: 2002-2017

Plos One

2019

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Successful observations of orangutans in the wild with thermal-equipped drones.

Journal of Ummaned Vehicle Systems

2019

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Implanted radio telemetry in orangutan reintroduction and post release monitoring and its application in other ape species.

Frontiers in Veterinary Science

2019

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Combining behavioural and LIDAR data to reveal relationships between canopy structure and orangutan nest selection in disturbed forests.

Biological Conservation

2019

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Orangutans venture out of the rainforest and into the Anthropocene.

Science Advances

2018

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Building relationships: how zoos and other partners can contribute to the conservation of wild orangutans Pongo spp.

International Zoo Yearbook

2018

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Global demand for natural resources eliminated more than 100,000 Bornean orangutans.

Current Biology

2018

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Not more, but strategic collaboration needed to conserve Borneo’s orangutan.

Global Ecology and Conservation

2017

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Canopy structure drives orangutan habitat selection in disturbed Bornean forests.

Proceedings of Natural Academy of Science

2017

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First integrative trend analysis for a great ape species in Borneo.

Scientific Reports

2017

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Of pongo, palms, and perceptions – A multidisciplinary assessment of orangutans in an oil palm context.

Oryx

2015

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Mapping perception of species’ threats and population trends to inform conservation efforts: the Bornean orangutan case study.

Diversity and Distribution

2015

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Apes in the Anthropocene: flexibility and survival.

Trends in Ecology and Evolution

2015

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Coming down the trees: Is terrestrial activity in orangutans natural or disturbance-driven?

Nature Scientific Reports

2014

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It’s not just conflict that motivates killing of orangutans.

PLoS ONE

2013

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The reintroduction of Bornean orangutans to Tabin Wilidfe Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia

In Global Reintroduction Perspectives: Further case studies from around the world. IUCN SSC Reintroduction Specialist Group. Pp 215-221

2013

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First sighting of Bornean orang-utan twins in the wild.

Asian Primates Journal

2012

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Long-term Field Data and Climate-Habitat Models Show That Orangutan Persistence Depends on Effective Forest Management and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation.

PLoS ONE

2012

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Ape Conservation Physiology: Fecal Glucocorticoid Response in Wild Pongo pygmaeus morio  following Human Visitation.

PLoS ONE

2012

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Understanding the Impacts of Land-Use Policies on a Threatened Species: Is There a Future for the Bornean Orang-utan?

PLoS ONE

2012

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Not by science alone: why orangutan conservationists must think outside the box.

PLoS ONE

2011

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Quantifying Killing of Orangutans and Human-Orangutan Conflict in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

PLoS ONE

2011

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Recent Surveys in the Forests of Ulu Segama Malua, Sabah, Malaysia, Show That Orang-utans (P. p. morio) Can Be Maintained in Slightly Logged Forests.

PLoS ONE

2010

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Projecting genetic diversity and population viability for the fragmented orang-utan population in the Kinabatangan floodplain, Sabah, Malaysia.

Endangered Species Research

2010

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Unexpected Ecological Resilience in Bornean Orangutan and Implications for Pulp and Paper Plantation Management.

PLoS ONE

2010

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Declining orang-utan encounter rates from Wallace to the present suggest the species was once more abundant.

PLoS ONE

2010

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Riverine effects on mitochondrial structure of Bornean orang-utans.

Molecular Ecology

2008

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Seed spitting and seed swallowing by wild orang-utans (Pongo pygmaeus morio) in Sabah, Malaysia.

Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation

2007

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Philopatry and reproductive success in Bornean orang-utans (Pongo pygmaeus).

Molecular Ecology

2007

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Genetic Signature of anthopogenic population collapse in orang-utans.

Plos Biology

2006

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Aerial surveys give new estimates for orang-utans in Sabah, Malaysia.

Plos Biology

2005

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Determination of ape distribution and population size with ground and aerial surveys: a case study with orang-utans in lower Kinabatangan, Sabah, Malaysia.

Animal Conservation

2004

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Orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus) nesting behavior in disturbed forest (Sabah, Malaysia): implications for nest census.

International Journal of Primatology

2004

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Orangutan Cultures and the Evolution of Material Culture.

Science

2004

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Shift of paradigm needed towards improving human–elephant coexistence in monoculture landscapes in Sabah.

International Zoo Yearbook

2019

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Habitat fragmentation and genetic diversity in natural populations of the Bornean elephant: implications for conservation.

Biological Conservation

2016

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Recursion to food plants by free-ranging Bornean elephants.

Peer Journal Review

2015

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Plant selection and avoidance by the Bornean elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis) in tropical forests: does plant recovery rate after herbivory influence food choices?

Journal of Tropical Ecology

2014

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Foraging site recursion by forest elephants Elephas maximus borneensis.

Current Zoology

2014

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Elephant Conservation and mitigation of human-elephant conflict in government of Malaysia-UNDP multiple-use forest landscapes project area in Sabah.

Gajah

2013

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Quantity and Configuration of Available Elephant Habitat and Related Conservation Concerns in the Lower Kinabatangan Floodplain of Sabah, Malaysia.

PLoS ONE

2012

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Observations of a nest of Helmeted hornbill Rhinoplax vigil in Borneo, Malaysia.

Forktail

2019

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Population dynamics of the proboscis monkey Nasalis larvatus in the Lower Kinabatangan, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.

Oryx

2018

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Ebola in great apes – current knowledge, possibilities for vaccination, and implications for conservation and human health.

Mammal Review

2016

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Carnivore conservation planning on Borneo: identifying key carnivore landscapes, research priorities and conservation interventions.

Raffles Bulletin of Zoology

2016

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Natural licks are required for large terrestrial mammals in a degraded riparian forest, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.

Ecological Research

2014

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Conservation of amphibians in Borneo: value of secondary tropical forests and non-forest habitats.

Biological Conservation

2012

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Larger gains from improved management over sparing-sharing for tropical forests.

Nature Sustainability

2019

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Rapid conversions and avoided deforestation: examining four decades of industrial plantation expansion in Borneo.

Nature Scientific Reports

2016

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Alternative futures for Borneo show the value of integrating economic and conservation targets across borders.

Nature Communications

2015

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Targeted Conservation to Safeguard a Biodiversity Hotspot from Climate and Land-Cover Change.

Current Biology

2015

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Spatially explicit perceptions of ecosystem services and land cover change in forested regions of Borneo.

Ecosystem Services

2014

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Four decades of forest persistence, loss and logging on Borneo.

PLoS ONE

2015

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Forecasts of habitat suitability improve habitat corridor efficacy in rapidly changing environments.

Diversity and Distribution

2014

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Reconciling forest conservation and logging in Indonesian Borneo.

PLoS ONE

2013

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People’s perceptions on the importance of forests on Borneo.

PLoS ONE

2013

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Minimizing pathogen transmission at primate ecotourism destinations : the need for input from travel medecine.

Journal of Travel Medicine

2009

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The cost of exclusion: recognizing a role for local communities in biodiversity conservation.

Plos Biology

2007

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Changing landscapes, livelihoods and village welfare in the context of oil palm development.

Land Use Policy

2019

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Co-producing a research agenda for sustainable palm oil.

Frontiers in Forests and Global Change

2019

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Evaluating the effectiveness of palm oil certification in delivering multiple sustainability objectives.

Environmental Research Letters

2018

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Oil-palm community conflict mapping in Indonesia: a case for better community liaison in planning for development initiatives.

Applied Geography

2018

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Synergies for Improving Forest Conservation in Oil Palm Dominated Floodplain Landscapes in Borneo.

PLoS ONE

2014

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