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CONSERVATIONISTS CRITICISE INDONESIA'S MIXED-UP TIGER POLICIES


Offbeat  (tags: conservationalists, confusion, critism, indonesia tiger policy, captivity, selling tigers )

Simone
- 3451 days ago - goallover.org
Indonesia's tiger conservation policy has come in for criticism as two tigers were released from a conservancy into the wild in West Lampung, whilst the Indonesian government has proposed a tiger adoption program where tigers will be taken from captivity



   

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Patricia C (96)
Wednesday February 3, 2010, 10:24 am
There HAVE to be better solutions for protection of the tigers than this "adoption" plan, I don't blame the conservationists for protesting. Thanks Simone.
 

Terry B (649)
Wednesday February 3, 2010, 1:35 pm
I would have to know more about the "adoption" scheme. If the animals are sent in breeding pairs or families with proper controls and oversight to some of the very wealthy individuals in Indonesia that could give them protected space ann veterinary care, perhaps this would be a good augmentation to increased protection of the natural habitat, which is not always all that that secure, what with poachers wanting to sell tiger parts for "trophies" and that stupid "Chinese medicine" (as if the Chinese really needed aphrodisiacs)..

Transferring this situation to North America, wouldn't you rather have wolves on land belonging to Ted Turner or Robert Redford as opposed to leaving them unprotected in "protected" areas in Idaho where Butch, that dumwitted governor, wants to kill them?
 

Deborah S (170)
Wednesday February 3, 2010, 5:36 pm
Thank you, Simone.
 

Mari 's (1356)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 9:11 am

Noted:)
 

Miriam Lesvy Coello Franco (0)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 10:45 am
Thank you, Simone
 

Nancy Fox (8)
Saturday February 27, 2010, 7:09 pm
This is just another sad example of the Indonesian government's unwillingness to tackle the cause of problems. It's ridiculous to keep animals like these in cages at wealthy citizens properties. Firstly, this won't solve the problem of the continuous reduction of natural habitat, Instead the conversion of jungle into palm oil plantations and illegal logging can continue undisturbed and ofcourse the profit fills again the pockets of people who already don't know how much money they have!. secondly, it's just another opportunity for the corrupt and wealthy Indonesians to make another status statement. The other day, I saw this rich Indonesian woman on local tv who has several tigers in her backyard. Not only does she collect tigers like designer shoes and is uncaring to help preserve their natural habitat, she also doesn't care about the unsafe environment she creates for the people in her neighbourhood. When asked to comment on situations when some of her neighbours got hurt by the tigers, she just said:" well, unfortunately some people just don't know how to handle tigers". Uh, yes, that would be the majority of the Indonesian people, thank you very much! Unbelievable!!!!
 
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