23 Dec '11, 1am

Camera-Traps to Search for 'Extinct' Javan Tigers

Camera-Traps to Search for 'Extinct' Javan Tigers

Since 1994, decades after the last Javan tiger was seen in the wild, biologists have classified the iconic big cat as 'extinct' -- but in light of recently found clues, officials from a nature reserve in Indonesia believe they could be close to rewriting history. Prompted by new evidence of tigers there, the Meru Betiri National Park in East Java plans to install motion-sensing camera traps which might soon offer proof that, despite the finality of their conservation status, Javan tigers have indeed persevered. For decades, Javan tigers have been considered one of the most recognizable casualties of human activities in the region. Despite a push to preserve them through the mid-20 century, the last Javan tiger was spotted in 1976, never to be seen again. A pervasive combination of deforestation and poaching were the main factors which led to their presumed demise. New evid...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/javan-tigers-m...

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In this undated image released by Ujung Kulon National Park, an adult male Javan rhino is caught by a video trap at Ujung ...