Save Sumatran Tigers from Extinction

Target: Indonesian President Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Goal: Protect the Sumatran Tiger habitat in the Bukit Tigaphuluh forest from being destroyed by pulp and paper companies

The Bukit Tigaphuluh forest on the Indonesian island of Sumatra is home to some of the last Sumatran tigers, and is now in danger of being completely cleared by paper and pulp companies. If this forest is destroyed, the endangered Sumatran tiger along with other at-risk species including elephants and orangutans, will be in jeopardy of losing one of their most important habitats. Less than half of the Bukit Tigaphuluh forest is protected in the Bukit Tigaphuluh National Park, and we must encourage Indonesia’s President Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to use his influence to protect the 185,000 hectares that are currently under threat.

The World Wildlife Fund has been observing the unprotected Bukit Tigaphuluh forest with video surveillance. Recently, they found 12 tigers who have made their home outside of the protected Bukit Tigaphuluh National Park. According to the Sumatran Tiger Trust, this area “is being degraded at a rapid rate, not merely by licensed logging companies, but also by numerous illegal loggers.”

The Sumatran tiger is protected by law in Indonesia to prevent them from poachers, but the threat of habitat loss still remains. It is imperative that we protect the land surrounding the Bukit Tigaphuluh forest, or we risk losing these beautiful creatures forever.

By signing the petition below, you will help encourage Indonesia’s President Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to use his influence to protect the Bukit Tigaphuluh forest, which the endangered Sumatran tiger calls home.


Dear President Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono,

I respectfully urge you to use your influence to protect the Bukit Tigaphuluh forest, known as The Thirty Hills, and all of the animals that depend on it from further deforestation. You have already gone to great lengths to protect the endangered Sumatran tiger from poachers, but the imminent threat of habitat loss remains.

With paper and pulp companies cutting down trees in the Bukit Tigaphuluh forest, Sumatran tigers are losing huge portions of their habitat, placing them at greater risk of extinction.

Please protect the endangered Sumatran tigers and all of the species that call The Thirty Hills home, by incorporating the land outside of the Bukit Tigaphuluh National Park into the protected 135,000 hectares of the National Park.


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  1. Logging is of short term financial benefit to a few, and such short-termism (?)will not benefit Indonesia in the longer term. Extinction for the Sumatran tiger has no long term benefit for anyone – extinction is forever.

  2. Humans are to greedy, they have no compassion for non human or human animals, our beautiful planet is being destroyed for profit, time to stop this madness.

  3. Their habitat is not ours to destroy. Please,don’t let these beautiful animals starve into extinction. They deserve our love and protection.

  4. Eileen goodman says:

    There are too many humans….and it keeps getting worse. We are doing a great job of destroying our planet.

  5. Chris Speechly says:

    Does this gov’t honestly believe they’ll be able to attract tourism to a treeless landscape devoid of their most precious and unique assets — wildlife?

  6. Unfortunately Indonesia as a whole does not appear to give a damn about the welfare of any of their wildlife. Look at the way they have treated orangutans. Same issue – loss of habitat from greedy logging Companies & palm oil plantations.


  8. Unless the Indonesian Government are serious about saving their precious wild tiger population and other wonderful flora and fauna in Sumatra then the outlook for their survival in the wild looks very bleak. A number of NGOs’ are working hard to offer protection to the big cats but they urgently need the backing and full support of the Government to halt to destruction of the forest by large money making concerns for Palm Oil plantations. So very sad that money is ‘King’.

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