Where they live: The Indonesian island of Sumatra
How many remain: Approximately 500
Major threats: Habitat loss, poaching of tigers and their prey
Projects we support: Tiger-human conflict mitigation, Tiger & prey research
In the tropical forests of Sumatra, the smallest subspecies of tiger is losing ground to habitat loss and poaching. Considered “critically endangered”, Sumatran tigers may number only 300 in the wild. But it’s difficult to monitor these secretive animals and their prey in the dense forest. And when Sumatran tigers leave the forest to hunt wild pigs near villages, they often come into conflict with people, get caught in snares, and are more susceptible to poaching.
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Description of Sumatran tiger projects
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