Only 2 viable strongholds remain for the Sumatran tiger.
A stark warning on the future of the small remaining population of wild tigers on the island of Sumatra. The tiger has already been lost on the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali and unless serious efforts are made by the authorities to halt the continued deforestation of the island; the Sumatran tiger in the wild will also disappear. There are now only 2 areas in Sumatra that contain a viable population of at least 25 breeding female tigers wheras 70 years ago there were at least 12 areas on the island where the tigers could roam freely. More on the Sumatran tiger by following the link to the New Scientst.