Tiger poachers arrested in Sumatra
Sumatran tigers are much like their Malayan cousins: they’re rare, majestic … and critically endangered in the wild. They share another thing in common: they’re frequently targeted by poachers. “The last of Indonesia’s tigers – as few as 400 today – are holding on for survival in the remaining patches of forests on the island of Sumatra,” WWF notes. “Accelerating deforestation and rampant poaching mean this noble creature could end up like its extinct Javan and Balinese relatives.” Despite concentrated efforts to save them from extinction, “a substantial market remains in Sumatra and the rest of Asia for tiger parts and products. Sumatran tigers are losing their habitat and prey fast, and poaching shows no sign of decline,” WWF adds. See link below to read the report in Clean Malaysia.