The Installation of Camera Traps to Detect the Sumatran Tiger’s Movement in The Conflict Area, so That Residents Will be More Alert.
Salareh Aia Village, Agam District, West Sumatera, 8 Februari 2022. SINTAS biodiversity team assisted Agam Resort of the West Sumatra Natural Resource Conservation Agency (BKSDA) to install ten camera traps on the conflict area. The purpose of installing these cameras was to detect the Sumatran tiger’s movement, so that residents will be more alert. It will also reduce the direct encounter with this tiger while they are working on the farmland.
Not Only Camera Traps, but Also Box Trap.
Jorong Paparangan, Matua Hilia Village, Agam District, 07 Maret 2022. PAGARI, a community-based patrol unit, assisted the West Sumatra Natural Resource Conservation Agency (BKSDA) to mitigate the sun bear and human conflict right after receiving the report from local residents. The sun bear was found in one of the resident’s backyard while eating crops like jackfruit and sugarcane. The bear also left some scratches on trees, pug marks, food scraps, and feces around the conflict area. Installing the box trap in this area is one of the mitigation approaches for human-wildlife conflict. Agam Resort of the West Sumatra BKSDA and PAGARI have set up the box trap to catch the sun bear.