Sumatran tigers habitat threatened by hotspots

EoF News / 09 March 2006

There was also a peat moss field in the area. "There is also critical land in the area due to illegal logging," he added.

At least 50 tigers had been caught or killed illegally each year between 1998 and 2002, the report by campaign groups TRAFFIC and WWF said recently. The latest tiger population estimates showed there were only 400 to 500 tigers left on Sumatra Island in 1999.(*)


Riau declaration on Peatlands and Climate Change .