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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.
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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.

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.

19 October 10

whyfrance said: 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.

19 May 10
Sumatran Tigers are losing their habitat – forests are being  cleared to make way for unsustainable farming and  forestry including oil palm plantations.
To save precious animal habitat, palm oil must come from sustainable  farms. As a first step, sign the petition to call for the labelling of palm oil on food  products, so that we can work towards a sustainable solution.

Sumatran Tigers are losing their habitat – forests are being cleared to make way for unsustainable farming and forestry including oil palm plantations.

To save precious animal habitat, palm oil must come from sustainable farms. As a first step, sign the petition to call for the labelling of palm oil on food products, so that we can work towards a sustainable solution.

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh