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 FUJIFILM HTC HUAWEI LG MICROSOFT NIKON OLYMPUS PANASONIC PENTAX 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


LetsGoDigital digital camera magazine
Latest Canon announcements
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon PIXMA All-in-One home printers
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
Canon EOS Rebel T6 entry-level DSLR camera
Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
Canon EOS 1300D
Canon smartphone app update
Canon EOS 80D
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
Canon EF-S 18-135mm zoom lens
Canon 80D accessories
Canon IXUS digital cameras
 
Twitter LetsGoDigital
Latest news headlines
Canon EOS 7D Mark II bundled with W-E1 adapter
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Mobile World Congress 2017
IFA 2016 Smart World Summit sessions
Logitech protective keyboard case for iPad Pro
Photokina 2016 photography exhibitions
Kyocera DuraForce Pro Android smartphone
IFA 2016 Trade Show Berlin
Galaxy Note7 U.S. Cellular
Nikon D3400
Nikon telephoto lenses with AF-P stepping motor
Photokina 2016 news update
Vodafone 5G enhanced mobile broadband
OnePlus 3 Premium smartphone
Philips monitor with popup web camera
   
CanonCasioFujifilmNikonOlympusHTCSamsungSonyPanasonicNokia
  Accessories Android Apps Camcorders Digital cameras Mobile phones Smartphones Software Tablets   CES CeBIT Gadgets IFA Photokina PMA