Save the Critically Endangered Sumatran Tiger

Target: Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia

Goal: Protect remaining rainforest habitat on the island of Sumatra so that endangered species such as the Sumatran tiger can survive.

Current research shows that there are now only 400-500 Sumatran tigers left in the wild, with severe population declines having occurred during the last 17 years. The Sumatran tiger is the smallest tiger subspecies and lives only in rainforests on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Studies have shown that there are now only two viable populations remaining, and that both are severely threatened by deforestation. If these tigers are to survive, it is clear that their habitat must be protected.

The rate of deforestation in Sumatra is rapidly climbing due to the palm oil industry and road construction. Both of these factors fragment tiger habitats and populations, and leave them with less room to roam and reproduce. Many scientists now fear that the remaining populations are too small and that inbreeding is a serious risk for their long-term survival.

The government of Indonesia must do something to ensure that endangered species such as the Sumatran tiger have a chance to survive. Sign this petition and demand that remaining tiger habitat be protected against future deforestation.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Widodo,

The Sumatran tiger is critically endangered as the result of deforestation occurring in your country. Scientists now estimate that there are fewer than 500 wild tigers remaining on the island of Sumatra. The main cause for their decline appears to be driven by the growth of the palm oil industry and the construction of new roads, which has caused tiger habitats to shrink substantially.

Tigers require large stretches of undeveloped forest land to thrive and reproduce. Unless the remaining tiger habitat is protected, it is likely that these majestic creatures will soon disappear, never to return. We, the undersigned, demand that you take immediate action and set aside protected tiger habitat and put an end to the rampant deforestation.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Bernard Spragg.NZ

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3 Comments

  1. PROTECT THE SUMATRAN TIGERS HOME AND END THE LAND CLEARING HERE NOW.

  2. Tanya Knappman says:

    Come on Indonesia! !! Protect these majestic beautiful tigers! What’s wrong with you? It’s GREED, plain and simple! !

  3. Marianne Crawford says:

    Some day we will not have this magnificent animal because the human animal is the KILLER of all animals.

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