Save the Sumatran Tiger From Extinction
The tiger has been an animal of great wonder and mystery since most of us were children. Their beautiful striped patterns, strength, and strong posture make one feel in awe and trepid at the same time. Originally there were eight subspecies of tiger, but that number has diminished to six in the last 80 years. All six of these subspecies are considered endangered or critically endangered. Scientists predict they could all be extinct to the wild within the next decade.
Poaching, habitat fragmentation, and habitat loss all play a part in the decline of the tiger. One of the species facing imminent danger is the Sumatran tiger, which is considered critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It is estimated that there are only 400-500 Sumatran tigers left in the wild of Indonesia. Like the other subspecies of tiger, habitat loss and poaching are the biggest threats to the Sumatran tiger.
GreaterGood.org Signature Program, Project Peril, is committed to working with the best non-profits to combat poaching and habitat loss. We will work with our partners to protect tigers and their habitat, reduce human-tiger conflict, conduct scientific research on tigers to inform conservation strategies, promote tiger-friendly policies, and monitor tiger populations and threats.
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by Jim Kober, April 26, 2017