Indonesia- Dont Rent Out Endangered Tigers as Pets

  • By: Nyack Clancy
  • Target: Indonesia Ministry of Environment, Mr. Dana A. Kartakusuma, Special Advisor to the Minister on Economic and Sustainable Development Affairs

With less than 400 critally endangered Sumatran tigers left in the wild, Indonesian officials have proposed a conservation plan which would allow wealthy citizens to have tigers as pets for a fee,- about $107,000 per pair.

The sustainable solution is to offer specific protection to the critically endangered tigers: from habitat loss and from poaching. Tiger rental is not a good stategy as it will create a demand and tigers will be taken from the wild more rapidly than ever.

Tell Indonesia- do not rent out the critically endangered tigers as pets- keep them in the wild and preserve their remaining natural habitat by banning logging; otherwise they will become extinct in the wild permanently. Two other subspecies of Indonesian tiger have already been lost, the Bali tiger and Javan tiger.

SOURCE: http://www.mnn.com/local-reports/illinois/local-blog/tiger-rental-is-a-sign-of-greater-problems

Mr. Dana A. Kartakusuma
Special Advisor to the Minister on Economic and Sustainable Development Affairs
Ministry of Environment
JI. D. I. Panjaitan Kebon Nanas
Jakarta - 13410
Indonesia
Tel: + 62 21 851 7148, + 62 21 8590 4937
Fax: 011 62 21 851 7147
EMail: dana@menlh.go.id
Email:danakartakusuma@gmail.com

With less than 400 critally endangered Sumatran tigers left in the wild, Indonesian officials have proposed a conservation plan which would allow wealthy citizens to have tigers as pets for a fee,- about $107,000 per pair.


The sustainable solution is to offer specific protection to the critically endangered tigers: from habitat loss and from poaching. Tiger rental is not a good stategy as it will create a demand and tigers will be taken from the wild more rapidly than ever.


Tell Indonesia- do not rent out the critically endangered tigers as pets- keep them in the wild and preserve their remaining natural habitat by banning logging; otherwise they will become extinct in the wild permanently. Two other subspecies of Indonesian tiger have already been lost, the Bali tiger and Javan tiger.


SOURCE: http://www.mnn.com/local-reports/illinois/local-blog/tiger-rental-is-a-sign-of-greater-problems


Mr. Dana A. Kartakusuma
Special Advisor to the Minister on Economic and Sustainable Development Affairs
Ministry of Environment
JI. D. I. Panjaitan Kebon Nanas
Jakarta - 13410
Indonesia
Tel: + 62 21 851 7148, + 62 21 8590 4937
Fax: 011 62 21 851 7147
EMail: dana@menlh.go.id
Email:danakartakusuma@gmail.com

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