Lethargic orangutan at the Zoo Atlanta, in Hottlanta GA. He was cool but boring because he didn't do anything.
Good to see cooperation rather than conflict between conservationists and industries. Let's hope it proves beneficial for the endangered orangutans.
Assuming the project works out, it will be interesting to see population genetics and behavioral studies documenting the results of renewed contact and gene flow of these erstwhile isolated apes. Since the prior isolation and future reconnection are anthropogenic, or due to human activity, it will be an interesting (and hopefully not too depression) lesson about how human behavior affects biodiversity.
On an aside, I just heard, "Goonies never say 'die'" (Sean Astin, Goonies).
Williams N. 2009. Orang-utan plan. Current Biology 19: R1098