20 September, 2014 / Ziqa'ad 24, 1435

Members of the Indonesian national police and the special crime unit inspecting body parts of seized preserved rare animals at a warehouse in Cibubur, south of Jakarta. Indonesian police seized 14 preserved bodies of critically-endangered Sumatran tigers in a raid on a house near Jakarta, a spokesman said on July 19. - Photos by AFP

Although the numbers of tigers incidentally killed or as a result of human-tiger conflict are significant, most tigers in Sumatra are apparently killed deliberately for commercial gain. Moreover, there is no evidence that tiger poaching has declined significantly since the early 1990s. This is despite intensified conservation and protection measures in Sumatra, and the apparent success globally in curtailing markets for tiger bone.
Although the numbers of tigers incidentally killed or as a result of human-tiger conflict are significant, most tigers in Sumatra are apparently killed deliberately for commercial gain. Moreover, there is no evidence that tiger poaching has declined significantly since the early 1990s. This is despite intensified conservation and protection measures in Sumatra, and the apparent success globally in curtailing markets for tiger bone.
Members of the Indonesian national police and the special crime unit inspecting 14 seized preserved bodies of critically-endangered Sumatran tigers at a warehouse in Cibubur, south of Jakarta.
Members of the Indonesian national police and the special crime unit inspecting 14 seized preserved bodies of critically-endangered Sumatran tigers at a warehouse in Cibubur, south of Jakarta.
Indonesian police seized 14 preserved bodies of critically-endangered Sumatran tigers in a raid on a house near Jakarta, a spokesman said on July 19.
Indonesian police seized 14 preserved bodies of critically-endangered Sumatran tigers in a raid on a house near Jakarta, a spokesman said on July 19.
The Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is a rare tiger subspecies that inhabits the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
The Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is a rare tiger subspecies that inhabits the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
It was classified as critically endangered by IUCN in 2008 as the population is projected to be 441 to 679 individuals, with no subpopulation having an effective population size larger than 50 individuals, with a declining trend.
It was classified as critically endangered by IUCN in 2008 as the population is projected to be 441 to 679 individuals, with no subpopulation having an effective population size larger than 50 individuals, with a declining trend.
The Sumatran tiger's habitat is being drastically reduced by logging, clearing for agriculture and plantations, and settlement. In Sumatra, tiger habitat is shrinking fast with timber resources being exploited on a large scale.
The Sumatran tiger's habitat is being drastically reduced by logging, clearing for agriculture and plantations, and settlement. In Sumatra, tiger habitat is shrinking fast with timber resources being exploited on a large scale.
The tiger in Sumatra faces precarious prospects if its present distribution continues to be substantially reduced and populations become small, fragmented and isolated from one another. They have other problems, such as; illegal logging, poaching and illegal hunting
The tiger in Sumatra faces precarious prospects if its present distribution continues to be substantially reduced and populations become small, fragmented and isolated from one another. They have other problems, such as; illegal logging, poaching and illegal hunting

Comments (3) (Closed)


Kashif
Jul 27, 2012 10:15am
This has nothing to do with relgion or culture. Its a greed that exist in every person and sometimes this greed overcomes moral & social responsibility of a person. If you know the extinct animals in last century, most of them were either in Australia or West, so your point is baseless.
zunaira
Jul 26, 2012 04:30pm
i before the e, except after c :)
s3290@earthlink.net
Jul 27, 2012 04:18am
Sad, another country having no regards for endangered creatures. Taliban did it to the Buddist relics and statues, here Indonesia killing the last of the sumatra tigers. Is it culture, influence of religion or greed?