25 Jul '11, 10am

Shocking blog: a rare Sumatran tiger dies after being stuck in a trap on an APP concession near destroyed tiger habitat:

Shocking blog: a rare Sumatran tiger dies after being stuck in a trap on an APP concession near destroyed tiger habitat:

Zamzami, a Greenpeace media campaigner, traveled to the area with the rescue team as an observer, and was present for the tiger’s last few hours. He describes the scene that met him: despite its ordeal the “tiger still emitted a strong wild aura” and “greeted me with an angry roar”. Everyone present stood stunned and silent to see the “King of the Jungle lying low, trapped and suffering in his own home”. The spot where the tiger became trapped was on the border of PT Arara Abadi , an APP acacia plantation in the province of Riau. Video footage reveals that nearby the spot where the tiger wandered into the trap, and later died, there was a large area of recently destroyed forest where active clearing was ongoing. That means a lot of disruptive activity was happening: trees were being felled and heavy machinery, like excavators, were busy clearing the rainforest. Only 13 kil...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/forests/endangered-suma...

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