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25 March 11
Sumatran Tiger Electrocuted To DeathAn official said on Friday that an endangered Sumatran tiger died  after brushing against an electric fence set up by Indonesian farmers.
This is the second occurrence of a case like this since the beginning of this year. There  are less than 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild and environmental  activists say that the animals are increasingly coming into contact with  people as a result of their natural habitat being lost due to  deforestation.
Read more.

Sumatran Tiger Electrocuted To Death
An official said on Friday that an endangered Sumatran tiger died after brushing against an electric fence set up by Indonesian farmers.

This is the second occurrence of a case like this since the beginning of this year. There are less than 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild and environmental activists say that the animals are increasingly coming into contact with people as a result of their natural habitat being lost due to deforestation.

Read more.

1 February 11
The Sumatran tiger - Panthera tigris sumatrae
Found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
Listed as critically endangered by the IUCN.
Smallest of all extant tiger subspecies.
Have webbed toes, making them very fast swimmers
Deforestation as a result of palm oil production is wreaking havoc on Sumatran tiger populations, as is illegal poaching and human/tiger conflict. 
Photo by: StuffEyeSee
View more Sumatran tigers.

The Sumatran tiger - Panthera tigris sumatrae

  • Found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
  • Listed as critically endangered by the IUCN.
  • Smallest of all extant tiger subspecies.
  • Have webbed toes, making them very fast swimmers
  • Deforestation as a result of palm oil production is wreaking havoc on Sumatran tiger populations, as is illegal poaching and human/tiger conflict.

Photo by: StuffEyeSee

View more Sumatran tigers.

17 January 11
Tell Fast Food Chains To Stop Serving Up Rainforest Destruction!Palm oil plantations are eating into pristine Paradise rainforests and  peatlands in Southeast Asia. Those disappearing forests are critical  habitat for endangered species like the orangutan and Sumatran tiger.
The giant conglomerate Sinar Mas is the  largest palm oil company in the region and a notorious forest  destroyer. In the last six months, leading consumer companies such as  Nestle, Kraft and Unilever have acted to remove Sinar Mas from their  supply chains. But the fast food industry has been lagging far behind.
Despite being prominent global  clients of Sinar Mas, and despite action by other companies, Dunkin  Donuts and Pizza Hut have failed to clean up their supply chains or  institute substantive policies to prevent sourcing from Sinar Mas.
Sign the petition telling the CEOs of Pizza Hut and Dunkin’ Donuts to “hold the rainforest destruction.”
Photo by: umisef, of critically endangered Sumatran tigers.

Tell Fast Food Chains To Stop Serving Up Rainforest Destruction!
Palm oil plantations are eating into pristine Paradise rainforests and peatlands in Southeast Asia. Those disappearing forests are critical habitat for endangered species like the orangutan and Sumatran tiger.

The giant conglomerate Sinar Mas is the largest palm oil company in the region and a notorious forest destroyer. In the last six months, leading consumer companies such as Nestle, Kraft and Unilever have acted to remove Sinar Mas from their supply chains. But the fast food industry has been lagging far behind.

Despite being prominent global clients of Sinar Mas, and despite action by other companies, Dunkin Donuts and Pizza Hut have failed to clean up their supply chains or institute substantive policies to prevent sourcing from Sinar Mas.

Sign the petition telling the CEOs of Pizza Hut and Dunkin’ Donuts to “hold the rainforest destruction.”

Photo by: umisef, of critically endangered Sumatran tigers.

16 December 10
A Sumatran tiger faces a camera trap head on in Kerinci Seblat National Park, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
One  of the last havens for the Sumatran tiger—listed as critically  endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature  (IUCN)—the park was the site of a camera-trap survey from 2004 to 2009,  one of the most extensive such projects ever conducted, conservationists  say. (See more tiger pictures.)
Read about how to save tigers with National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative.

A Sumatran tiger faces a camera trap head on in Kerinci Seblat National Park, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

One of the last havens for the Sumatran tiger—listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)—the park was the site of a camera-trap survey from 2004 to 2009, one of the most extensive such projects ever conducted, conservationists say. (See more tiger pictures.)

Read about how to save tigers with National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative.

19 October 10

whyfrance asked: Hello, I'm from Indonesia. What do you think of deforestation in Indonesia and the consequence for Sumatran tigers? I read the newspaper and there are more tigers have been killed in my country. How sad.
By the way, I love your blog.

I think it is devastating, and unfortunately I believe that the critically endangered Sumatran tiger will be extinct in the wild before too long if drastic measures are not taken soon to ensure their survival.

The deforestation that occurs in Indonesia is only one of the threats faced by the Sumatran Tiger. The eradication of habitat means loss of prey, so tigers are driven to human populated areas in search of food, where conflict with people is inevitable.

The other major threat is illegal poaching for commercial gain. According to a survey done by TRAFFIC, poaching accounts for 78% of estimated Sumatran tiger deaths which equals at least 40 animals per year. With a total population size of only somewhere between 400-500 individuals, I find these figures disturbing. The World Wildlife Fund have compiled a very detailed report on the illegal trade of Sumatran tiger parts here, if you are interested in reading further.

What can you personally do to give these tigers a chance? The WWF has a simple list here that might be useful, and I invite my followers in the United States to click here to tell Congress to support the Global Conservation Act to help combat wildlife trafficking and habitat destruction.

15 August 10
Warning: All animals at Indonesian zoo in dangerAll of the animals at Indonesia’s largest zoo — many of them critically  endangered — could be dead within five years unless strong action is  taken to change the culture of neglect and corruption that permeates the  facility, a zoo official said Saturday. Continue.
Photo: AP

Warning: All animals at Indonesian zoo in danger
All of the animals at Indonesia’s largest zoo — many of them critically endangered — could be dead within five years unless strong action is taken to change the culture of neglect and corruption that permeates the facility, a zoo official said Saturday.
Continue.

Photo: AP

6 July 10
 Indonesia to host meeting on tiger conservation 
Pictured: A Sumatran tiger. This subspecies of tiger is found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra where there are estimated to be less than 500 individuals remaining. The main threats to this tiger population are habitat loss resultant from palm oil production and poaching.
Photo by:  StuffEyeSee

Indonesia to host meeting on tiger conservation 

Pictured: A Sumatran tiger. This subspecies of tiger is found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra where there are estimated to be less than 500 individuals remaining. The main threats to this tiger population are habitat loss resultant from palm oil production and poaching.

Photo by: StuffEyeSee

16 June 10

WWF camera trap yields first-time film of tigress and cubs in Sumatra, Indonesia.

WWF is working with governments, local communities and other partners at a global, regional and national level to deploy effective strategies that will secure and increase wild tiger populations. Please click here to read more about the threats to the wild tiger.

Please support WWFs Tiger Program and conservation work by Adopting a Tiger today. Alternatively you can support WWF by becoming a regular giver or donating online.

28 May 10
Fewer than 600 Sumatran Tiger remain in the wild. This  small tiger has lived only in Sumatra for a million years, making it  hard to escape human expansion. Most survivors dwell in reserves, but  about 100 live beyond the borders of the protected areas.
Photo credit: Tom Brakefield / Corbis

Fewer than 600 Sumatran Tiger remain in the wild. This small tiger has lived only in Sumatra for a million years, making it hard to escape human expansion. Most survivors dwell in reserves, but about 100 live beyond the borders of the protected areas.

Photo credit: Tom Brakefield / Corbis

Posted: 4:21 PM
"Once tigers kill human beings, they realize that  we’re nothing."
~ TONY SUMAMPAUTaman Safari Zoo director and member of a  team of conservationists in Indonesia that is rehabilitating and  releasing wild tigers that have attacked humans and livestock, in an  effort to save the endangered Sumatran subspecies.
Photo: AP / Irwin Fedriansyah

"Once tigers kill human beings, they realize that we’re nothing."

~ TONY SUMAMPAU
Taman Safari Zoo director and member of a team of conservationists in Indonesia that is rehabilitating and releasing wild tigers that have attacked humans and livestock, in an effort to save the endangered Sumatran subspecies.

Photo: AP / Irwin Fedriansyah

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh