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Jakarta Post

APP engaged in protecting tigers

  /   Mon, February 22 2010   /  01:23 pm

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), in collaboration with the Riau Forestry Agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA), concession holders and the Sumatran Tiger Conservation Program, is making joint efforts to protect and increase the Sumatran tiger population in the Senepis-Buluhala Tiger Sanctuary in Riau, Sumatra. The Sumatran tiger, one of five remaining tiger sub-species with an estimated remaining population of 400, is listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's critically endangered list. "To ensure humans and tigers can harmoniously coexist in the region, APP's pulpwood suppliers have set aside 15,025 hectares of core conservation area and an additional 4,325 hectares of conservation corridor in Senepis," APP said in a statement. "Today, APP, its pulpwood suppliers and other working group members are planning to implement a Fenced Tiger Prey s...