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Researchers Find Human Activities Threaten Sumatran Tiger Population

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers )

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Sumatran tigers are threatened with extinction; it is estimated that fewer than 400 currently survive in the wild. Credit: Giesbers/WWF-Canon

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. (0)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 10:54 am
If you know the problem, may efforts to correct it.

Christeen Anderson (370)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 11:30 am
Human activities seem to be the root of all evil.

janet f (29)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 1:14 pm
How is this news? If humans actually did something to stop the carnage, it would be news.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:00 pm
Thank you, Cher. There is nothing new about that.

Carmen S (611)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:20 pm
thanks Cher

Ruth C (87)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:38 pm
The Sumatran Tiger Trust - an international charity set up to fund tiger conservation.

100 years ago, 8 sub-species of tigers and over 120,000 tigers roamed our planet. Unfortunately it is estimated that only 4,000 tigers live in the wild today! The South China Tiger, The Javan Tiger, The Bali Tiger and The Caspian Tiger are all extinct! Never to be seen in the wild again gone forever! It is estimated that there are probably less than 400 Sumatran Tigers living in the wild today.

David S Gill was determined not to let the Sumatran Tiger join that list and so 12 years ago, he started to fund a tiger conservation project in Sumatra, Indonesia. That project has evolved and is now known as The Sumatran Tiger Trust Conservation Programme (STTCP.) It is the largest tiger conservation project in Indonesia and covers work in Way Kambas National Park, Bukit Tigapuluh National Park and The Senepis Tiger Conservation Area near Dumai City.

The Sumatran Tiger Trust was founded in February 2000, to put an official face on this work. We are now the sole funder of this project and we need to raise at least 120,000 just to cover our basic yearly commitment. Over the last 12 years, we have donated over one million pounds, making us the largest fundraiser for Sumatran Tigers anywhere in the world!

The offices of the charity are based at South Lakes Wild Animal Park and the park underwrites all of the administration costs of running the charity, ensuring that 100% of all money donated is spent on animal conservation!

Our Objectives

To conserve for the public benefit any sub-species of tiger, but in particular the Sumatran Tiger through the education and the promotion of research into such conservation and the dissemination of the useful results of the research, and through carrying out any such other charitable purpose or purposes as the trustees in their absolute discretion shall from time to time determine.

The Trustees

David S Gill - Chairman
Ian Collings
Pierre Gay

Dianne D (490)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:39 pm
Fence in the humans and let the animals roam free. Way too many people on this earth.

Ruth M (235)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:44 pm
It's all down to money and stupidity!!

Birgit W (160)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:58 pm
Sadly noted.

Sharon W. (4)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 4:20 pm
No news here. But it is still sad, of course.

Carol H (229)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 4:34 pm
no surprise to me!!

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 4:59 am
Really, how surprising.

Lona G (80)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 6:58 am
Well, that's what we call 'an open door', isn't it.? I agree with Janet F., but I suppose to get to he real news, we scientifically have to rule out ever other reason for the demise of the species.

Many Feathers (139)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 9:06 am
of course, no surprise

Sara P (57)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 10:44 am
Finally nothing new under the sky!!!
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