Tiger Conservation Landscape
Findings: In an effort to better understand and protect the world’s remaining tigers, WWF, WCS, STF dan Smithsonian National Zoological Park in 2006 analysed and prioritised tiger habitat in Sumatra. Sumatra’s tiger habitat was categorised into 12 “tiger conservation landscapes” (TCLs), with two of them identified as global priorities for tiger conservation.
Kerinci Seblat is a global priority TCL, with 19,653 km2 of tiger habitat including tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests and tropical and subtropical coniferous forests. The other global priority on Sumatra is Bukit Tigapuluh, which covers both tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forest and has 5,417 km2 of tiger habitat. Both are classified as global priorities as they were found to offer the best hope for long-term tiger conservation and have known breeding tiger populations supported by a sufficient prey base. They both have adequate habitat area that is under little or no threat and conservation measures are in place both locally and nationally to ensure long-term conservation.