Save the Critically Endangered Sumatran Tiger

Target: Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia

Goal: Protect remaining rainforest habitat on the island of Sumatra so that endangered species such as the Sumatran tiger can survive.

Current research shows that there are now only 400-500 Sumatran tigers left in the wild, with severe population declines having occurred during the last 17 years. The Sumatran tiger is the smallest tiger subspecies and lives only in rainforests on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Studies have shown that there are now only two viable populations remaining, and that both are severely threatened by deforestation. If these tigers are to survive, it is clear that their habitat must be protected.

The rate of deforestation in Sumatra is rapidly climbing due to the palm oil industry and road construction. Both of these factors fragment tiger habitats and populations, and leave them with less room to roam and reproduce. Many scientists now fear that the remaining populations are too small and that inbreeding is a serious risk for their long-term survival.

The government of Indonesia must do something to ensure that endangered species such as the Sumatran tiger have a chance to survive. Sign this petition and demand that remaining tiger habitat be protected against future deforestation.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Widodo,

The Sumatran tiger is critically endangered as the result of deforestation occurring in your country. Scientists now estimate that there are fewer than 500 wild tigers remaining on the island of Sumatra. The main cause for their decline appears to be driven by the growth of the palm oil industry and the construction of new roads, which has caused tiger habitats to shrink substantially.

Tigers require large stretches of undeveloped forest land to thrive and reproduce. Unless the remaining tiger habitat is protected, it is likely that these majestic creatures will soon disappear, never to return. We, the undersigned, demand that you take immediate action and set aside protected tiger habitat and put an end to the rampant deforestation.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Bernard Spragg.NZ

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6 Comments

  1. Remember the old adage, “the extinction of one is the extinction of the other.” One day, the other will be us (humans)!

  2. Humans are the biggest threat to the planet in all ways! War, murder, pollution, destruction, toxins and of course plastic! Time to give the earth back to the animals! Save the tigers!

  3. worldwide ‘palm oil’ business is horrific in plundering
    the ancient rainforest and the certificates do not help as there can be no good palm oil if we look at the deforestation and destruction of original habitat to sooo many life species including humans… apocalyptic proportions, the rainforests are the lungs of the entire planet… there are alternatives but fact is that big business still is ruling the planet at the cost of all life…. please stop following this road of destruction and inwardly move away from these violent ways, learn to love and respect nature, care for our planet and life and make this planet whole again for the benefit of all life, thank you all so much

  4. p.s. there are natural alternatives for the oil palms that produce ‘palm oil’, natural alternatives that allow healthy ecological diversity plus economic benefit for all, instead of the devastation of monoculture the palm oil plantations cause

  5. The “palm oil” industry is destroying our necessary rainforests, our wildlife, our oxygen–our planet!

    Our precious wildlife (plant and animal), esp. the endangered Sumatran tiger are dying–because of GREED!

    There are healthy natural alternatives for these oil palms, providing economic benefit and that will not be responsible for the destruction of habitats and many life species.

    What kind of world destroys all that is beautiful, natural and beneficial?! What will that leave us with?

  6. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️😢

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