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Extractive Company Interfere, Anoa in Gorontalo Declining

The endemic wildlife of Sulawesi, Anoa (Bubalus spp.) in Gorontalo on the wane. In addition to the amount due to poaching, population decline was due to endemic forest loss that has been earmarked for mining and plantation purposes.

According to researcher of Anoa from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Abdul Haris Mustari, Anoa population is steadily shrinking, and increasingly rare, even start approaching extinction due to the presence of the extractive companies. For the whole of Sulawesi, there are no recent data on the number of Anoa. However, a rough estimate of the amount of under 5,000 head. It includes lowland Anoa (Bubalus depressicornis) and mountain Anoa (Bubalus quarlesi).

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