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A bumpy road to tiger conservation in Sumatra

Posted on: 03.05.11 (Last edited) 9 May 2011

FFI’s Debbie Martyr talks tigers and road proposals through Kerinci Seblat National Park

Debbie Martyr, Team Leader of Fauna & Flora International’s Tiger Protection & Conservation Units in Sumatra, blogs about the bumpy roads of progress in Kerinci Seblat National Park and the proposal to build a network of new roads directly through core tiger habitats in the park.

“Roads aren’t good for tigers or any other wildlife. Roads aren’t good for forests which means, in a mountainous park like this, they aren’t good for people, millions of whom depend upon rivers whose source is high in the mountains and protected by national park forest.”

Read Deb’s blog in full at 21st Century Tiger and lodge your protest now.

photo credit Wai-Ming Wong FFI/DICE

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UPDATE on RELATED NEWS

120,000 hectares of Kerinci Seblat National Park destroyed

As reported in The Jakarta Post today, twenty percent of District III of Kerinci Seblat National Park has been destroyed by farming and the local administration’s construction projects…

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Kerinci Seblat National Park Sumatra, one of the the most important Sumatran tiger core breeding areas, is under threat. Please help save Kerinci Seblat by signing this petition.


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Ally Catterick

Ally worked in media management and PR for clients including comedians Eddie Izzard and Ed Byrne before becoming Publicity Manager for the Melbourne International Arts Festival. Strategy and communications for conservation organisation Greening Australia and her role as Unit and Company Publicist for production company Roving Enterprises followed, until she was introduced to Fauna & Flora International (FFI) upon their arrival in Australia in 2008. Ally became a founding board member – until moving to the UK to become the organisation's Communications Manager. Ally is now FFI's Deputy Director of Communications and oversees all communications for FFI globally.

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