Sumatran Tiger May be Rarer Than Previously Thought

Mongabay reports that a study by researchers from Virginia Tech and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has found the density of Sumtran tigers may be only half what was estimated previously.

The study used camera traps to estimate the population density in previously unsurveyed areas, including peatlands.

The study found that human activity – farming, hunting, trapping, and gathering of forest products – seems to limit tiger numbers.

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