Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Endangered Sumatera Tigers

In this video image, Sumatran tiger cubs played with a leaf in Bukit Tigapuluh National Park on Sumatra island, Indonesia. 

The Sumatera Tigers are on the brink of extinction because of destruction of forests, poaching and clashes with humans.

According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which placed video cameras at Bukit Tigapuluh National Park in the Provinces of Riau and Jambi, the number of Sumatera Tigers have decreased from 1,000 in the 1970s to only around 400 today.

It seemed that their numbers will be decreasing again, because a pulp and paper manufacturer i.e. Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), has plans to clear large areas of the forest.  

Sources:
1)  Tigers Spotted in Forest ... (New York Times)
2)  Endangered Sumatran Tigers Captured in Video (Boston Globe)

Photo: Courtesy of Boston Globe

12 comments:

colson said...

The human species ( 7 billion individuals right now and growing) is being devastatingly successful:(.

Multibrand said...

Hi Colson,
Do you really believe that by destroying/eliminating other species we human beings are successful?

Wisata Murah said...

populasinya kok menghawatirkan ya sob.. semoga yang 400 ekar itu bisa bertahan..

ibucketbot said...

Never did I, or never will I see the news(media) saying we are being successful and are increasing the number of tigers!More Action must be taken!
In this case, the govt must stop APP to create any sort of cleanup in the forest!
Wish to see a positive result!!

Multibrand said...

@Wisata Murah,
Apabila pabrik kertas & pulp APP dibiarkan menebang hutan disekitarnya
maka jumlah tsb akan berkurang lagi.

@Ibucketbot,
Yes the government should shop APP's plan to destroy more forest.

colson said...

@ Harry: No! Just being ironic, well sarcastic perhaps.:)

cucuharis said...

Harimau Sumatera semakin langka
Moga bisa dilidungi dengan baik

Multibrand said...

@Colson,
Yeah yeah, as a member of the Green Party you would always be against cruelty against endangered animals.

@Cucuharis,
Kita harus mendorong pemerintah untuk melindungi mereka.

Nice Veloso said...

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Multibrand said...

Nice Veloso,
You are always welcome here. Thanks

Munir ardi said...

suatu hari nanti anak cucu kita tinggal tahu harimau sumatera melalui buku cerita karena mereka sudah punah semoga tidak terjadi hal seperti itu

Multibrand said...

Munir Ardi,
Oleh karena itu hewan langka seperti Macan Sumatera harus dirawat dan dipelihara agar jangan punah.