Photographer: Adi Prima
Title: Saving the Last Subspecies of the Indonesian Tiger
Location: Pasaman District, West Sumatra, Indonesia.
Period: 07/2021 - 07/2021
Category: Environment

Already the fourth day, the Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) has not yet been successfully evacuated, fears of tigers moving towards settlements began to arise.

Since the circulation of the video of the Sumatran tiger following the vehicle in the oil palm plantation area, the West Sumatra Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) immediately installed two boxtrap (trap cages) and three surveillance cameras to monitor the tigers.

The evacuation of Sumatran tigers from oil palm plantations must be carried out to avoid conflicts with humans, the option of herding and expelling tigers into the forest is almost impossible. The distance from the nearest forest is 9 km and passing through several residential areas, the risk of conflict with humans is higher, said Ade Putra, West Sumatra BKSDA.

Residents also reported that five livestock were missing and three Sumatran tigers were seen. However, from the results of the surveillance cameras installed, only one Sumatran tiger was seen, continued Ade.

The behavior of the Sumatran tiger following the vehicle could be called abnormal, the initial assumption was that this tiger was separated from the group.

The fifth day, Monday morning (19/7) the Sumatran tiger entered a trap cage. This Sumatran tiger is known to be a teenager, about one year old and female. The tiger was taken and underwent a series of health checks at the Kinantan Cultural and Wildlife Park (TMSBK) Bukittinggi.

It is not easy to conclude why Sumatran tigers are in oil palm plantations.
For palm oil companies, the occurrence of conflicts with protected and endangered animals such as the Sumatran tiger in plantation areas means risking their International Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certificate.
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Sumatran tiger is in the critically endangered category (a step towards extinction). According to data from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) in 2109, there are 600 Sumatran tigers left.

The Sumatran tiger is the last subspecies of the Indonesian tiger. Two Sumatran tiger brothers; The Javan tiger (Panthera tigris sondaica) and the Bali tiger (Panthera tigris balica) have already become extinct and only become symbols in Java Reog and Bali Barong Head.

Release Process

Tigers should not be in the zoo or observation area too long, this can eliminate the wild nature. The results of the examination drh. Syafrizal, this juvenile tiger is in good health and no snares or other injuries were found. Its wild nature is also still maintained and tigers must be released into the wild immediately.

The Sumatran tiger named Kanti Marama was released to coincide with Global Tiger Day 2021 or World Tiger Day which is commemorated every July 29 in the Pasaman forest landscape by the West Sumatra BKSDA.



Saving the Last Subspecies of the Indonesian Tiger

The West Sumatra Natural Resources Conservation Agency BKSDA installed two box traps and three surveillance cameras to monitor tigers

Saving the Last Subspecies of the Indonesian Tiger

From the results of the trap cameras installed only one Sumatran tiger was seen

Saving the Last Subspecies of the Indonesian Tiger

The fifth day Monday morning 19 7 the Sumatran tiger entered a trap cage This Sumatran tiger is known to be a teenager about one year old and female

Saving the Last Subspecies of the Indonesian Tiger

The fifth day Monday morning 19 7 the Sumatran tiger entered a trap cage The tiger was taken and underwent a medical examination at the Kinantan Cultural and Animal Wildlife and Cultural Park TMSBK in Bukittinggi

Saving the Last Subspecies of the Indonesian Tiger

The fifth day Monday morning 19 7 the Sumatran tiger entered a trap cage The tiger was taken and underwent a medical examination at the Kinantan Cultural and Animal Wildlife and Cultural Park TMSBK in Bukittinggi

Saving the Last Subspecies of the Indonesian Tiger

The fifth day Monday morning 19 7 the Sumatran tiger entered a trap cage According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN the Sumatran tiger is in the critically endangered category a step towards extinction According to data from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry KLHK in 2109 there are 600 Sumatran tigers left

Saving the Last Subspecies of the Indonesian Tiger

The fifth day Monday morning 19 7 the Sumatran tiger entered a trap cage The Sumatran tiger is the last subspecies of the Indonesian tiger Two Sumatran tiger brothers The Javan tiger Panthera tigris sondaica and the Bali tiger Panthera tigris balica have already become extinct and only become symbols in Java Reog and Bali Barong Head

Saving the Last Subspecies of the Indonesian Tiger

Tigers should not be in the zoo or observation area too long this can eliminate the wild nature The results of the examination drh Syafrizal this juvenile tiger is in good health and no snares or other injuries were found Its wild nature is also still maintained and tigers must be released into the wild immediately

Saving the Last Subspecies of the Indonesian Tiger

It is not easy to conclude why Sumatran tigers are in oil palm plantations br For palm oil companies the occurrence of conflicts with protected and endangered animals such as the Sumatran tiger in plantation areas means risking their International Sustainable Palm Oil ISPO certificate

Saving the Last Subspecies of the Indonesian Tiger

The Sumatran tiger named Kanti Marama was released to coincide with Global Tiger Day 2021 which is commemorated every July 29 in the Pasaman forest landscape by the West Sumatra BKSDA