18 Jan '12, 10pm

Endangered Sumatran Tigers to Get $33 Million:

Endangered Sumatran Tigers to Get $33 Million:

Critically endangered Sumatran tigers will have a fund of $33 million set up for a project to attempt doubling their population by 2022. An official from the Indonesian National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) said the funding is coming from the Global Tiger Recovery Program , which was started by the World Bank. The Forestry Minister said so far they have not focused enough on conservation of these tigers and they need to generate more of their own funding for it. He also said, “The total amount of CSR funding from companies in Indonesia is around Rp 20 trillion a year, so if we could just set aside Rp 1 trillion for tiger conservation, it would go a long way.” (Source: Jakarta Globe ) According to the World Wildlife Fund, there are less than 400 Sumatran tigers remaining in the wild, and their population is declining due to deforestation and poaching. In 1978 it wa...

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