Saturday, March 20, 2010

Endangered SumatraTigers.

The Sumatra Tiger is an endangered species whereby only around 400 of them left in the wild forests, and the number is decreasing due to hunting by men and deforestation.
Kompas reported that last Thursday one of the hunters i.e.Wiryo (92) was caught by the natural conservation agency in Riau Province, Island of Sumatra while sailing on a traditional wooden boat in a river carrying the Skin, Skulls and 8.3 Kilogram of Bones of a Sumatra Tiger.
 
The man said that he has been making money by hunting tiger since he was 17 years old in Java Island, before he transmigrated to Riau, Sumatra in 1960 where he killed 50 Sumatera Tigers, and sold the parts in Singapore.
The man is just one out of the hundreds or perhaps thousands of men who hunted the endangered Sumatra Tigers either for making money or just for fun. If there is no serious efforts to prevent hunting, stop deforestration, and enforce the laws, those Tigers could one day become part of history.

Photo: Courtesy of Kompas.

7 comments:

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

They are wonderful looking beasts too. It is the decreasing habitat that is problem with many, many animals.

H. Nizam said...

@Peter/Kiwi,
The decreasing habitat is causing problems for animals forcing out of the wilderness and face to face with humans

Bobi said...

such majestic animals! if only man would realise that we are moving into the animals space, and not the other way round.

H. Nizam said...

Bobi,
Ib it obvious that people should always be reminded that we should maintain the tigers and or creations of God.

H. Nizam said...

Bobi,
It's obvious that people should always be reminded that we should maintain the tigers and or creations of God.

Joy West said...

That is so sad to hear about these tigers. I recently posted about abuse of elephants in Thailand on my blog at www.livingglobal.org Now I will write about these beautiful tigers.

H. Nizam said...

Joy West,
Thank you for your attention on the endangered tigers. They need all the supports that they can get.