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Jakarta Post

UK reaffirms commitment to conservation of Sumatran tiger

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 30 2018   /  12:38 am

The British government has reiterated its commitment to joint efforts with Indonesia aimed at saving the endangered Sumatran tiger and combating illegal wildlife trade.

British Deputy Ambassador to Indonesia Rob Fenn said on Friday that Britain’s wildlife conservation trust had spent around Rp 7 billion (US$485,000) since 2015 to help protect the big cats in Indonesia.

“All around the world British embassies are talking to their hosts, NGOs and civil societies about the importance of tigers, and it’s brilliant [for the embassy] to do it here in Indonesia, because [Indonesia] has one — the Sumatran tiger,” said Fenn when addressing a commemoration of World Tiger Day in Jakarta.

World Tiger Day is commemorated across the globe on July 29 every year. In Indonesia, concerns remain with regard to the survival of the protected Sumatran tiger, which is native to S...