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WWF - Update - Remarkable Images of Big Cats Urge Forest Protection: via @AddThis

Camera traps caught extraordinary snapshots of five of the seven wild cat species found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. WWF scientists and field staff use cameras equipped with infrared triggers, called camera traps, to obtain critical data about wildlife and their habitats. The images are a stark reminder of what could be lost to logging, plantations and illegal encroachment as four of the five species of cat caught on camera are listed as threatened by extinction. WWF conducted a three-month survey in early 2011 of an unprotected forest corridor in the area known as Thirty Hills (or Bukit Tigapuluh in Indonesian). As a result, its camera traps produced 404 images of the wild cats: 226 of the Sumatran tiger 77 of the clouded leopard 70 of the golden cat 27 of the leopard cat 4 of the marble cat The tigers were found in an area designated as a “global priority Tiger C...

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