There are as few as 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild, and they’re under relentless pressure from illegal poaching and forest clearances.
Latest figures show there may only be 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world. Unless we take action now we could lose these magnificent animals forever.
Tiger skins are still in demand as luxury items in some countries, and tiger parts coveted for their ‘medicinal’ properties.
The tigers’ forest habitat is vanishing too. Destruction of forests for timber, agriculture and road building has forced tigers into ever-smaller areas, where they’re even more vulnerable to poachers.
Poachers also hunt the tiger’s prey species, and tigers are forced to target domestic animals, bringing them into fatal conflict with local people.
Climate change is a particular threat for tigers too – around 70% of the Bengal tiger’s remaining habitat in the Sunderbans mangrove forest may be lost within 50 years due to rising sea levels
The worlds smallest tiger is now in real danger. Palm oil plantations, logging, loss of habitat an illigal hunting and poaching, have led to this beautiful creature becoming critically endangered. Its time to change, we have to make sacrifices to gain other things. If we sacrifice some things that we eat, save paper and recycle, these mysterious creatures could once again thrive. Its up to you now...
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