Kamis, 24 Maret 2011

Sumatran Tiger Found Dead in Indonesia

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An official says a rare Sumatran tiger has been found dead in a palm oil plantation in western Indonesia. Sartono, a local forestry police officer, says the tiger apparently had been electrocuted. Its body was discovered Wednesday in the plantation near Berbak National Park in Jambi province.

Villagers have built an electric fence around the plantation which they say is to keep out pigs. Sumatran tigers, the world’s most critically endangered tiger subspecies, are on the brink of extinction because of destruction of their forest habitat for palm oil and wood pulp plantations, poaching and clashes with humans.

The World Wildlife Fund says their numbers have dwindled to about 400 from about 1,000 in the 1970s.

Source : http://english.kompas.com/read/2011/03/23/21491518/Sumatran.Tiger.Found.Dead.in.Indonesia

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