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First Ever Survey Shows Sumatran Tiger Hanging on as Forests Continue to Vanish


Environment  (tags: environment, animals, forests, tigers, destruction, habitat, nature, endangered, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 1142 days ago - news.mongabay.com
The first-ever Sumatran-wide survey of the island's top predator, the Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae), proves that the great cat is holding on even as forests continue to vanish. The study, carried out by eight NGOs and the Indonesian



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. (0)
Thursday November 10, 2011, 1:26 pm
I hope he continues to..thanks cher
 

Lisa Neste (710)
Thursday November 10, 2011, 1:41 pm
Some what encouraging, but not as long as they keep wrecking the forests & stripping them of their habittats! Thanks Cher.
 

Monica D. (580)
Thursday November 10, 2011, 7:15 pm
It is important to save the forests.
 

Sylvie Bermannova (39)
Thursday November 10, 2011, 7:28 pm
I am delighted to hear that the tiger is still around, but the time to celebrate has yet to come when the danger truly passes. As for now, deforestation continues and this tiger subspecies is still critically endangered. There is hope IF 'remaining forests are protected', as the article says; however, this condition is very uncertain. If the conservational efforts continue and Indonesia starts protecting its environment with seriousness, then the tiger can be saved, which I hope will be what ultimately happens.
 

Gary C. (5)
Thursday November 10, 2011, 7:32 pm
Thankyou, We have to act before this majestic animal goes the way of the black rhino...
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Thursday November 10, 2011, 8:43 pm
Deforestation is horrible stuff.
 

Ruth R. (216)
Thursday November 10, 2011, 9:56 pm
Please save the tigers and the whole forests and the whole ecosystems that all the creatures thrive in.
 

Ruth R. (216)
Thursday November 10, 2011, 9:59 pm

The paragraph below is from the article.
"The Sumatran tiger is Indonesia's last, since the nation has already lost two distinct subspecies of tiger: the Bali and the Javan. Worldwide the tiger is listed as Endangered with just over 3,000 left in the wild. Despite decades of conservation work, the species continues to decline from habitat loss, poaching, human-wildlife conflict, and a decline in prey. Still, the new survey provides much-needed good news in the fight to save the world's biggest cat from extinction."

Read more: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1110-hance_sumatrantigers.html#ixzz1dNDXPRSo
 

Quanta Kiran (65)
Friday November 11, 2011, 2:12 am
Thanks
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday November 11, 2011, 4:53 pm
noted, thank you Cher
 

Laurie S. (73)
Friday November 11, 2011, 9:29 pm
Good stuff. Thanks!!
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Saturday November 12, 2011, 5:48 am
Noted. I am glad that they are continuing to thrive, but I wish they would leave the forest alone. As long as they keep destroying their habitat, they will not be here for long. There are some things that man just needs to leave alone.
 

Patricia W. (94)
Sunday November 13, 2011, 4:10 pm
If the Sumatran tiger can hold its own when the forest is being decimated, imagine the results if we left the forests ALONE. TY Cher
 

Michela m. (3954)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 6:00 pm
Posted in OUR Group, with Reff to this Article Thanks!!!!!!!!
 

Yvonne F. (177)
Monday December 19, 2011, 6:25 am
It's so horrible it's hard to find words for it! The only thing I can come up with is that the world is full of cruel idiots! Thanks for posting!
 

Michela m. (3954)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 6:16 am

Thanks!! Posted in “ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest” Care2 Group
in: http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=28682&pst=1301422&saved=1
 
 
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ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
together with Sumatran Tigers (Java and Bali Tigers already EXTINCT), Elephants, Rhinos, CloudedLeopards, SunBears, Wildlife, Biodiversity they face Extinction!! Only 300 Sumatran Tigers left on Earth!!! 300 Football Fields of Rainforests are CLEARED every hour in SE Asia to produce Palm Oil: a hidden, not labelled, unhealthy ingredient in the products we buy. We MUST do WHATEVER is possible to SAVE them all!! Against: Deforestation, Illegal Logging, Pet Trade, Corporate Control, Pollution, CO2Emissions, Indigenous Peoples Displacement, Global Warming!! Also other Primates, as Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Gibbons, and Monkeys for Vivisection are dealt in this Group. Petitions/Info/Videos/Pics are here.
Please!! Join, Sign, Invite friends to Join!! Individually: we are one DROP, all together: we are an OCEAN!! ALL together we can make a difference!! Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world -Margaret Mead Thanks!! Michela
 
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