REGAINING GROUND

PROTECTING SUMATRAN TIGERS OUTSIDE PROTECTED AREAS BY HARIYO WIBISONO, M.S.PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEN BOHN After more than two decades of being classified as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), populations of Sumatran tigers Panthera tigris sumatrae continue their decline, driven by illegal poaching and retaliatory killing due to conflict with local communities. Meanwhile, […]

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Socialization of Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation in 6 Villages in Agam District, West Sumatra

18 – 20 August 2021, BKSDA Sumatera Barat (Natural Resources Conservation Agency of West Sumatra) and SINTAS Indonesia Foundation (SINTAS) socialized a conflict mitigation between human and wildlife and protected plants in six villages in Agam Regency, West Sumatra. The socialization was carried involving 30 participants, each from Matua Hilia, Tigo Balai, Sipinang, Baringin, Sungai […]

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EARNING HIS STRIPES

New doctoral grad works to protect Sumatran tigers The smallest of the remaining tiger subspecies, the Sumatran tiger’s stature and striping are perfectly adapted for life in the Indonesian forest. But these adaptations offer little protection from the threats of poaching or habitat loss due to illegal logging, agricultural encroachment and climate change. Scientists estimate […]

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Macan Tutul Jawa, Sang “Penjaga” Hutan yang Semakin Terdesak Hidupnya

Sumber: www.mongabay.co.id Tradisi di masyarakat Jawa menunjukkan, macan tutul jawa adalah simbol kemakmuran dan penjaga hutan yang menyediakan air dan udara segar bagi kehidupan masyarakat. Namun, spesies kucing besar ini sangat terancam punah dan terasing di petak-petak kecil hutan yang tersebar di Pulau Jawa, yang berpenduduk padat di Indonesia. Mongabay berdiskusi dengan ahli biologi Hariyo […]

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Bring Sipogu Back to Her Home

On July 23, 2021, Balai Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam (BKSDA, the Provincial Nature Conservation Agency) West Sumatra rescued a female Sumatran tiger from a palm oil plantation managed by PT. Pasaman Marama Sejahtera (PT. PMS). Currently the Sumatran tiger, later is named as Sipogu, is being taken care at the Kinantan Cultural Wildlife Park (TMSBK), […]

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