Deforestation in Sumatra carves up tiger habitats into ever smaller patches; Basten Gokkon; MongaBay

Indonesia – Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra

Extensive deforestation in Sumatra has corralled the island’s native tigers into fragmented habitats, only two of which contain a sufficiently robust population of the nearly extinct big cat, a recent study suggests. The Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) has since the 1980s been driven to the brink of extinction by a combination of severe loss of habitat — to logging and oil palm plantations — and poaching for its body parts.

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