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A guide to 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South East Asia you probably haven’t heard of, including Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in Vietnam, an alternative Angkor Wat in Cambodia, wildlife experiences in Indonesia, jungle treks in Borneo, temples in Thailand and Bagan in Myanmar.
Sumatran habitat for tigers, orangutans gets a partial reprieve from development; Hans Nicholas Jong; Monga Bay
OFFICIALS in the Indonesian province of Aceh have vowed to safeguard the last known habitat shared by tigers, orangutans, rhinos and elephants, but concerns abound that the proposed protections are limited in scope. The provincial government, which enjoys a degree of autonomy from the central government in Jakarta, has declared there will be no infrastructure projects developed inside the Gunung Leuser National Park.
Read more from source: Sumatran habitat for tigers, orangutans gets a partial reprieve from development
Photographer Charlie Dailey visited the island to document efforts to relocate a critically endangered species.
Source: Saving the orangutans of Sumatra
Deforestation in Sumatra carves up tiger habitats into ever smaller patches; Basten Gokkon; MongaBay
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.
The population of Sumatran tigers – a critically endangered species found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra – may have increased despite living in a threatened UNESCO World Heritage Site, a study suggests.
A new scientific publication from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park Authority looks at the effectiveness of the park’s protection zone and finds that the density of Sumatran tigers has increased despite the continued threat of living in an ‘In Danger’ World Heritage Site.
Even at a global level, its exceptionality is evident, as host of over 4,000 plant species, 450 species of birds and 180 species of mammals.
When Kate Orgias booked her North Sumatran Raw Wildlife tour, she had no idea she would return home saying it was ‘life-changing ‘.
Source: Indonesia: Jungle fever