Plight of the orangutan inspires cover of our review of the
The natural habitat of the orangutan is rapidly being
eradicated, as vast swathes of tropical forest in south east Asia
are destroyed to make way for lucrative palm oil plantations.
This was the starting point for the evolution of the design of the
JNCC Annual Report 2007-2008.
On the outer cover, we have a close-up picture of a palm leaf -
into which along its pattern of leaves are cut-outs that add to the
mystery of the image on the inside - when we open the book we find
a mournful orangutan surrounded by flames, merely hinted at in what
we could see through the outer cover’s foliage. Indeed, are
these just lines between leaves? To some they could be the
bars of a prison cell, the orangutan hopelessly entrapped by what
is going on around him.
State-of-the-art technology has been used to realise these cuts
in the outer cover. It has been achieved using mixed-gas
laser cutting, which also means that these cuts are themselves
slightly burned at the edges via this process, echoing the
destruction of orangutan habitat.
Within the publication’s total of 88 pages you will find not
only highlights from JNCC’s completed projects and ongoing work,
but also our full accounts for the financial year
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always, an electronic version of the title is available here.