KTEP - El Paso, Texas

SCIENCE STUDIO: Orangutans and Forest Preservation

Dr. Stacey Sowards (second from left), with UTEP students and forest rangers at Gunung Walat Forest, Indonesia.
Credit UTEP Department of Communication


   Keith welcomes Stacy Sowards, Chair of the Communication Department, University of Texas at El Paso; Jennifer Ramos-Chavez, PhD student at UTEP; and Yaya Rayadin, professor at Mulawarman University in Indonesia.  They talk about the USAID grant that helped them collaborate with an Indonesian university for a number of research programs, including studying deforestation, changes in vegetation, and the eating habits and movements of orangutans in Indonesia. 

Aired Jan. 5, 2014.