This evidence of breeding in the region of Sembilang is extremely important as there are thought to be less than 300 Sumatran tigers left in the wild. Or as Mr. Tatang, Head of Sembilang National Park, put it:
This footage highlights that Sembilang National Park is now doubly important for Indonesia; not only is it a major carbon sink, but also a critical habitat for tigers in Southern Sumatra. These data will help us ensure the Berbak-Sembilang area is prioritised for protection
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The above news item is reprinted from materials available at 21st Century Tiger. Original text may be edited for content and length.
(Soure: 21st Century Tiger News, 29.11.2012)