Samsung NX500 Sony CyberShot HX90 Canon PowerShot G3 X Panasonic DMC-FZ330 Nikon Coolpix P900 Olympus Stylus 1s
Samsung NX500 Sony CyberShot HX90 Canon PowerShot G3 X Panasonic DMC-FZ330 Nikon Coolpix P900 Olympus Stylus 1s
  News Headlines Apple Canon Casio Fujifilm HTC LG Nikon Nokia Olympus Panasonic Pentax Ricoh Rollei Samsung Sony  
Lets Go Digital
 
     
Powered by True
Counted by OneStat.com
Camera trap from WWF photographs Sumatran tiger
Mark Peters : July 12th 2007 - 12:58 CET
Digital Camera Review Test Appareil Photo Numerique Prueba camara digital Digitale Camera Test Dijital Kamera Incelemeleri Digitalkamera Test Digitalkamera
CanonCamera trap from WWF photographs Sumatran tiger : A WWF camera trap set up in an Indonesian national park has photographed an endangered Sumatran tiger that appears to have escaped from a snare. Digital photos captured by WWF’s camera trap inside Tesso Nilo National Park in central Sumatra show a male tiger missing the lower half of his right front leg. WWF staff suspect this tiger is the same individual reported caught in a snare in November 2006, which they believe scratched or cut his paw off, to escape. The Sumatran tiger appears to be in good physical condition. The Sumatran tiger is the most critically endangered tiger subspecies in the world, with fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild.
Camera trap  from WWF photographs Sumatran tigerWWF photographs Sumatran tiger
They are only found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where they have been relentlessly hunted for the black market and where their habitat is rapidly being lost to agricultural and logging operations. Snares are an added threat. Some are set specifically by poachers to catch tigers, while most are designed to catch other species as bushmeat for local villagers or as a means of pest control. “It’s particularly upsetting that this happened inside a national park, where tigers are supposed to enjoy protection," said WWF tiger biologist Sunarto. "This tiger looks like he’s in good condition in our photos, but his future is uncertain. The Sumatran tiger population is at such low levels, we can’t afford to lose even one individual to a snare.”

Sumatran tiger - Anti-poaching measures
WWF is working with wildlife authorities in Sumatra to increase awareness of tiger conservation, including urging people to stop using snares and educating them on potential risks of such practices. Since 2005, WWF and local anti-poaching teams have confiscated at least 101 snares, 75 of them inside the protected areas of Tesso Nilo National Park and Rimbang Baling Wildlife Reserve. Of the 101 snares, 23 were identified as specifically targeting tigers; the rest for wild boar, sambar deer and sunbears.

Camera Trap

Camera trap from WWF photographs Sumatran tiger
WWF camera traps shows that Tesso Nilo is a relatively good habitat for the Sumatran tiger, with a lot of natural prey available in the area. So far, research has identified at least five distinct individuals in the park, and two in a proposed park extension. A bigger population, with better-connected forest habitats, is indicated to be in the proposed extension of the park.

   Save the polar bear
   WWF project
   Adopt a wild animal
   Next  Acer LCD display market
   Previous  CITY Magazine travel photography competition
   News by brand:Canon
   News by category:Digital camera
   News by brand and category:Canon Digital camera
   Canon EOS 700D - $495.00
   Nikon D7100 - $619.00
   Sony Alpha 6000 - $547.99
   Nikon D5300 - $601.71
   Canon EOS 70D - $665.00
   Sony CyberShot DSC RX100 III - $700.00
   Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II - $549.00
   Samsung NX300 - $429.00
   Panasonic Lumix DMC LX7 - $327.99
   Nikon D3300 - $345.00


LetsGoDigital digital camera magazine
Latest Canon announcements
Canon PIXMA MG3650
Canon PowerShot G3 X
Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
Canon EOS Rebel T6s
Canon EOS Rebel T6i
Canon EOS Rebel cameras
Canon EOS Rebel digital SLR cameras
Canon compact cameras
Canon Full-Frame digital SLR cameras
Canon EOS 5DS
Canon EOS cameras
Canon EOS 750D
Canon EOS 760D
Canon PowerShot G3 X
 
Twitter LetsGoDigital
Latest news headlines
Belkin USB Charging Cable Collection
Sony Xperia M5 waterproof smartphone
Sony Xperia C5 Ultra Android phone
Sony SmartBand 2
Sony Cyber-shot RX compact camera series
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
Samsung USB 3.0 Flash Drives
Garmin Montana Outdoor GPS handhelds
Garmin Edge Explore 1000 GPS Bike Computer
Samsung’s latest Superphones by T-Mobile
Verizon Galaxy S6 edge + and Note5
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung BIG screen smartphones
Toshiba Windows 10 tablets and Ultrabooks
   
CanonCasioFujifilmNikonOlympusHTCSamsungSonyPanasonicNokia
  Accessories Android Apps Camcorders Digital cameras Mobile phones Smartphones Software Tablets   CES CeBIT Gadgets IFA Photokina PMA