Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Five Sumatra Tigers being Moved

Five Sumatra tiger are being moved from Aceh to Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia. Safari Park Team of Indonesia make health inspection of a Sumatra tiger have quarantined for 8 months in Office of Experienced Resource Conservation Hall ( BKSDA), Aceh, Banda Aceh, last Thursday (26/6). Five Sumatra tiger that supposed attack human being in Aceh forest area hereinafter will translocation to area of National Park of South Bukit Barisan, Lampung.

Five tiger consisted of four male tiger and one female being catch because of often generate conflict with the citizen. Citizen over there have refused of that tiger. CONFLICT happened because of the habitat of them have destroyed and unable to provide the food source so that they descend to civil locations.

After being catch, the fifth of tiger is penned in the cage with size measure 2x3 meters. Placement in the cage is done for six-month is not fulfilling the freedom standard of freedom and tiger straggling. That tiger also become depended to human being, especially in the case of food.

Fifth evacuation of tiger and one crocodile need time almost all day long . By using of rental hercules aeroplane, time travel from Aceh to Lamung about 3.5 hours. The plane take off from NAD at 07.00 and arrive at the Airport of Raden Intan Lampung at 10.30.

According to information of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild of Fauna of and Flora (CITES), Sumatra tiger have entered in appendix I or critically of high level. Population of this animal in tropical forest of Sumatra estimated just 350-400 tigers.

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