A female Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae)
has been relocated from her threatened rainforest home to Sembilang
National Park. According to Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) and the Sumatran
Tiger Conservation Foundation (YPHS), the tiger had become an issue in
its home region due to human and wildlife conflict. The group touted
saving the tiger as 'a significant moment for Sumatran tiger
preservation'. However, Greenpeace says that the tiger would never have
been a problem if APP were ... Continue reading...
Recently word came to a Greenpeace office in Indonesia that a Sumatran
tiger was stuck in an animal trap in the province of Riau. It was
trapped for six days in total without food or water. After a week of
suffering forest officers arrived to evacuate the tiger – but it was too
late. The tiger died during the rescue attempt. Warning: this blog contains images and video footage that may upset you.
5 poachers sentenced to 31-year jail term for killing tigress (Rajasthan,
India) A court today sentenced five hunters 31 years of imprisonment
under six sections of the Wildlife Protection Act for killing a tigress
in Sariska reserve in 2004.
"Illegal poaching of tigers for their parts and massive habitat loss due
to palm oil, timber and paper production are driving this species to
extinction," said the actor in a statement. 'If we don't take action
now, one of the most iconic animals on our planet could be gone in just a
few decades. By saving tigers, we can also protect some of our last
remaining ancient forests and improve the lives of indigenous
communities." Continue reading...