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Sumatran Tiger

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Cinthya Marquez

on 24 January 2014

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The Sumatran Tiger
About the Tiger
Panthera tigris sumatrae
Smallest surviving tiger subspecies
Heavy black stripes on their orange coats
Their stripes are closer together compared to another tiger's, which helps it camouflage
165-308 lbs.
The male is around eight feet long (from head to tail)
The female is around seven feet long
Habitat and Diet
Found in wet conditions of Indonesia, such as swamps, rivers, lowlands, and Montane and peat forests
Prey depends on the habitat
Tiger is only successful when hunting on the ground because it cannot climb well
A female will only hunt within her own territory
A male has his own territory and will also overlap onto other hunting grounds
Endangered Species
About 400 tigers left in the world
Numbers of tigers have declined by 95% around the world
This would be the third subspecies of tigers to become extinct (the Bali and Java tigers were the other two)
Main causes are loss of habitat and prey, and poaching
Most vulnerable of all six subspecies left
Habitat is being reduced by loggers clearing for plantations and agriculture, and settlement.
Habitat loss also affects the tiger's prey which results in the tiger coming into conflict with humans when they go to new locations to search for food
Tigers are hunted for skins and bones, bones are used for medicine
Poaching for trade is accountable for over 78% of tiger deaths
A substantial market exists in Sumatra and parts of Asia for tiger products and parts
Efforts to Save the Tiger
Tiger is a refugee at the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, a World Heritage Site on the southern tip of the Sumatra Island
Government has been attempting to evict who have settled within the park
Protected by a law in Indonesia that prohibits poaching, which results in tough consequences of jail time and expensive fines
WWF and the Rainforest Alliance are organizations working on saving the tiger
Why save the tiger?
As it was said in the fourth slide, the sumatran tiger would be the third subspecies of tigers to go extinct. Large predators, like tigers, keep a regulation on the population of other animals. If the tiger was to go extinct, the number of other species in its ecosystem would get out of hand and exceed the carrying capacity, which means all these other animals would die for other reasons such as starvation because smaller species and insects would disappear as well.
This would also have an impact on humans. Tigers are depended on by communities in Asia for natural resources, and once the tigers are gone, the ecosystem would be too. Some businesses, such as the eco tourism ones, would be affected.
Most importantly, this would be the third subspecies of tigers wiped out by humans. Notice that all the causes for the endangerment of this tiger is cause by humans. Stop exploiting tigers before it's too late and they're all gone! Don't contribute to the reason why our future generations, your future kids, might not get to meet such a beautiful and majestic creature.
What can YOU do?
Online campaigns
Be their voice!
Pressure governmental law enforcement, and to impose strict deterrents
Reduce demand for endangered species products
Stop the wildlife crime
Do something before it's too late!
Cinthya Marquez
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