A bumpy road to tiger conservation in Sumatra
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.”
photo credit Wai-Ming Wong FFI/DICE
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…
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.