Feature – Sumatran Tiger



Fauna & Flora International

Kerinci Seblat Tiger Protection & Conservation


Sumatran Tigers are classified as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in the Red List of Threatened Species(version 2022-1)

Kerinci Seblat is Sumatra’s largest national park (1.89m hectares/5200 sq miles) – a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site and covering parts of four provinces in central western Sumatra island.

The national park and adjoining forests is recognised as offering the best hope for the long-term survival of wild Sumatran tigers and as one of the 12 most important protected areas in Asia for wild tigers.

Kerinci Seblat Sumatran Tiger Protection & Conservation project was formed in 2000 at a time when there was little awareness among conservationists of the scale of threat to Sumatran tiger posed by the illegal wildlife trade.

Sadly, fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers are estimated to remain in the wild. This subspecies is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to poaching, habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict.

While Tiger Protection & Conservation Units (TPCU) focuses to detecting and reducing threat to Sumatran tiger, their prey and habitat, the Sumatran Tiger Monitoring team conducts camera trapping to identify changes in tiger populations in the national park and monitoring transects and surveys and so advises the park and TPCUs on the impact of tiger conservation actions.

The conservation teams conduct forest patrols to contain and reduce threat to tiger, tiger prey and their habitat, wildlife crime investigations, human-wildlife conflict mitigation and wildlife law enforcement and since 2012, these ranger units have walked more than 15,200km on forest patrols, recording tigers, conducting camera trapping and destroying more than 290 barbaric active tiger snares.

The programme operates under a partnership between Fauna & Flora International and Kerinci Seblat National Park, with conservation unit rangers composing members of park-edge communities, under the leadership of national park rangers.

(photos by Fauna & Flora International Kerinci Seblat Tiger Protection & Conservation & Kerinci Seblat National Park )

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