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Sumatran Tigers Threatened Human Development
2013-06-27 15:14:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Indonesian and American researchers in The International Journal of Conservation indicates that tigers on the Indonesian island of Sumatra have been highly susceptible to human development. "Tigers are not only threatened by habitat loss from deforestation and poaching; they are also very sensitive to human disturbance," said study co-author and Virginia Tech researcher Sunarto, a native of Indonesia, where people...

Sumatran Elephant May Be Extinct In 30 Years
2012-01-24 13:08:04

The Worldwide Wildlife Fund (WWF) said on Tuesday that the Sumatran elephant could be extinct in the wild in the next 30 years. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) raised its listing of the Sumatran elephant subspecies from "endangered" to "critically endangered". "The Sumatran elephant joins a growing list of Indonesian species that are critically endangered, including the Sumatran orangutan, the Javan and Sumatran rhinos and the Sumatran tiger," Carlos Drews,...

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2010-10-13 07:16:47

Infrared footage has shown a rare tiger roaming in protected forests on Indonesia's Sumatra island, which conservationists claim to have been illegally cleared. Environmental group WWF released the video in May and June.  The group has been monitoring Sumatran tigers since last year in a wildlife preserve near Bukit Tigapuluh national park in Riau province. A male Sumatran tiger was seen walking towards a camera and sniffing it in one clip. WWF spokeswoman Desmarita Murni told AFP...

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2010-01-07 08:45:00

Camera traps deep in the Sumatran jungle have captured first-time images of a rare female tiger and her cubs, giving researchers unique insight into the elusive tiger's behavior. After a month in operation, specially designed video cameras installed by WWF-Indonesia's researchers seeking to record tigers in the Sumatran jungle caught the mother tiger and her cubs on film as they stopped to sniff and check out the camera trap. There are as few as 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild and they...

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2008-08-28 09:05:00

Conservation body WWF said that Sumatra's endangered elephants and tigers are expecting a boost from an Indonesian government move to expand one of their last havens, a four-year-old national park on the island. It was announced in Jakarta on Thursday that the park area would be more than doubled to 86,000 hectares (212,500 acres). Increased efforts would be vital to ensure that poaching and other illegal activities"”like unsanctioned logging and settlement"”did not continue in...


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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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