Endangered Sumatran Tigers Lose in Indonesian Palm Oil Deal

by Cassady Craighill

October 23, 2013

A Sumatran tiger is pictured at the Taman safari Park. In Indonesia, forest destruction for palm oil is pushing Sumatran tigers to the edge of extinction, with as few as 400 left in the wild. Companies must commit to zero deforestation and end their role in tiger habitat loss.

© Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

Trapped Sumatran Tiger

Indonesia is ground zero for mass deforestation and Sumatran tiger habitat destruction.

To make way for pulpwood and palm oil plantations, companies like Asia Pulp & Paper and Singapore-based Wilmar International havedestroyed more than two-thirds of the endangered tiger’s habitat.

Read more the Wall Street Journal article.

Cassady Craighill

By Cassady Craighill

Cassady is a media officer for Greenpeace USA based on the East Coast. She covers climate change and energy, particularly how both issues relate to the Trump administration.

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