Conflict Tiger, Why?

Tiger problems with the community as often happens this time as in Jambi, Riau, Aceh, not without cause. Believe it or not, acts of retaliation from the tigers are still alive to humans often occurs due to the hunting practices of these tigers. There are few things that is very possible to be the cause of conflict with humans in general tigers, among others;

1. Population.

The rapid population growth today is very much needed land, both for residential as well as the area of agriculture and farming. Conversion of forest land that is changing the nature into agricultural land and settlements to reduce the area of natural forest habitat and thus narrowing the space for tigers.

2. Reduction of natural forest area.

Sumatra is estimated to have lost 65 to 80% area of natural forest cover resulting from the form IPHHK activities (permits Timber Forest Products Management), managing IUPHHK (Business License Timber Forest Products Management), both legally and illegally, the conversion of forest land to agriculture, farming and oil palm plantations. This has led to fragmentation of habitats, so the tigers urged to occupy locations that previously was not the tiger habitat, not only that, the activity above also creates a huge impact on a number of other wildlife (flora and wild fauna) whether or not the tiger's prey.

3. Tiger hunting prey animals.

Humans and tigers compete in hunting prey, either for food or sport. Poaching of tigers that prey animals can provoke excessive hungry tiger who came to the settlements.

4. Direct poaching of tigers.

Serious threat to life is the use of Sumatran tiger bones and other body parts for traditional medicine and as an ornamental.

Source: Jejak Leuser

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