Equal Partnership in Protecting Wildlife
The conservation of Sumatran tigers is threatened with failure because the government puts pressure on partner organizations. There needs to be a more equal relationship free of prejudice.
THE deaths of three Sumatra tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrae) in wire traps in the South Aceh protected forest shows there is still a serious threat from illegal hunting. This incident also proves that there is poor protection for the dwindling number of these rare animals.
It is not possible for the government—in this case the environment and forestry ministry—to work alone in protecting this iconic species. The vast area that has t...
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