Trapped Sumatran Tiger

Photo | 1 August, 2011

An endangered Sumatran tiger is caught on the border of PT Arara Abadi, an APP related acacia plantation in the province of Riau. The tiger died before it could be evacuated. Rainforest and tiger habitats were being cleared on this concession. The Sumatran tiger’s rainforest habitat is being destroyed, forcing it into closer contact with humans and into areas where traps are laid for wild boar. There are fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild. More than one million hectares of rainforests are estimated to be cleared every year. 07/01/2011