Friday, April 3, 2009

protection or extinction ?

Lucy Williamson, BBC News 1 Apr 09 wrote: The hunt for Sumatra's killer tigers: (my italics)
"We only found out there were tigers in the area after the investors started chopping down the trees," he said."Now we have more regulations to protect the tigers' habitat. But the problem is that the tigers are already disturbed and angry."As in many parts of Indonesia's vast territory, regulations are one thing - enforcing them is quite another.There could be as few as 250 tigers left here, but Sumatra's forest is now so depleted it is struggling to support even this tiny number.