Orang Metropolis Uncovered
Newly Found Population a Boost for Conservation
by Christopher Joyce
Listen to the report on RealOne: http://www.npr.org/ramfiles/me/20021120.me.15.ram
Recordings of orangutan calls: http://www.npr.org/ramfiles/me/20021120.me.ocall.ram
QuickTime video: http://nature.org/exclude/popups/orangutanvideo.html
it might well be
South East Asia
grizzled leaf monkey
for weeks at a time
low, long, drawn-out
to step on a tack
to take off = to run away
to come that close
to lose out
to keep s.t. as pets
source of energy
at a frantic pace
to struggle out of
to dry out
to be resigned to the fact that
to that end
The Home Depot
Listening comprehension questions:
1. Where is Kalimantan?
2. What do you have to do to find wild orangutans?
3. What is different about the orangutan's appearance as compared with other great apes?
4. What did Scott Stanley compare the sound of the orangutan's 'long call' to?
5. How large is this area, and what is so special about it?
6. What does an orangutan usually do each night?
7. Where are the only places that orangutans still live, and how many orangutans were estimated to be left?
8. Why was the place referred to in the report called 'an orangutan Atlantis'?
9. How much does this discovery increase the estimated number of orangutans left?
10. What does 'orangutan' mean in Malay?
11. What shocking experience did Scott Stanley have? What was the reaction of the other party?
12. What are some of the reasons for poaching orangutans?
13. Indonesia's economy depends on income from timber export, but what problems does timbering cause in Indonesia?
14. What kind of deal has the Home Depot signed with Nature Conservancy in Indonesia? What advantage might the Home Depot reap from this agreement?