They think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behavior
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Shrouding science communication in distance and jargon is like throwing in the towel on public engagement
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The Orangutans of Sikundur, Part 2: The Males
Carrying on from my previous blog highlighting the female orangutans at my research site Sikundur, this week it’s the turn of the males who call the site “home.” I’ve been fortunate enough to encounter a large number of these guys over the past year, perhaps due to the site’s position of the edge of the national park compressing these animals’ home range as they suffer the effects of rampant deforestation across the Leuser Ecosystem...
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