Saturday, July 10, 2010

Faith of the Tigers

Less than a century ago, more than 100,000 Tigers roamed the jungles and forests of several countries in Asia.

Less than 3,200 tigers remain in the wild. (AFP Photo)
                                                                                                (AFP Photo)


Today, there are only less than 3,200 Tigers remain in the wilderness. Their number has been reduced by 93 percent through habitat loss for farming and human habitation, and several population pockets are teetering on the brink of extinction.

And in Indonesia, there are only around 400 Tigers left, if there no serious efforts to stop poaching and massive deforestation, they will surely extinct in the near future.

In order stop the extinction process, Indonesia and 12 other countries have met recently in Thailand and aimed to double the number of Tigers by 2022. 


Related articles that I have quoted from The Jakarta Globe: 

Tiger Conservation Efforts Have 'Failed': UN 
Indonesia, 12 Other Asian Nations Draft Plan to Save Tigers 
Sumatran Tiger Pair Making Love Nest in Zoo as Part of Bid to Grow Population

11 comments:

umihoney said...

How are they going to increase the growth rate..may look good on paper but in reality?

Do we know the plan?

piSS-bloGGer said...

hmmm! hutannya abis saya rasa pak! jadi habitatnya berkurang dragtis belum lagi perburuan liar waduhh! kacau!.. dah lama ga berkunjung kesini pa kabar pak! mudah2 semangat selalu

salam ceria pak

H. Nizam said...

@Umihoney,
That a very good question. But I'd like to be positive and appreciate that they now have a will to save and increase the number. I believe that when there is a will there is a way.

@piSS-bloGGer,
Memang penyebab utamanya adalah penebangan hutan yang membabi buta dan perburuan.
Terima kasih atas kunjungannya.

hot men of asia said...

This is sad.

H. Nizam said...

Hot Man of Asia,
Yes, very sad indeed.

ms said...

the local goverment should stop to sell the forest areas to palm oil investors for one thing ..

if the forests are gone .. so are the animals .. orang utans.. tigers .. elephants.. its sad :(

Yari NK said...

I watch Animal Planet programmes. They said that one of the most effective ways to stop the killing is to stop buying the products that come from the endangered species. But unfortunately this is not all about economic values, it also concerns traditional perspectives on the products alleged to have medicinal properties, etc. This is the root of the problems, how to get effectively rid of such perspectives?? Information has been widely distributed telling that the products do not have that medicinal values or if they do, they can be easily replaced by other substitutes so the endangered species would not be harmed. But so far, it is to little avail... But of course we must not give up.

Ferdinand said...

Wah kasian jumlahnya makin menurun.......kayanya penebangan Hutan liar udah makin parah tuh......Dimana Pemerintah????

Rob Baiton said...

Harry...

Words and action! The government has always been good on words.

Ollyway said...

How do you know that only 3,200 Tiger are left in the wilderness? Good blog keep on

H. Nizam said...

@ms,
Yes the best way to save the tigers is by stopping massive deforestation.

@Yari,
It is very sad that many people hunt Tigers because they believe that certain parts of Tigers can be used as medicines, which is baseless.
The worst thing is that some Tigers were killed at places where they are supposed to be safe i.e. at the zoo, and protected forrests.

@Ferdinand,
Iya, dimana ya pemerintah?

@Rob,
Precisely, the government should not only talk but also do what they are talking about. The laws and regulations are there.

@Ollyway,
Very good question! The number is based on research by 13 countries and UN.