This is one of the reasons why we are planning to focus on conflict tiger resolution in 2013 to help implement clear protocols of what to do when a tiger is removed from the wild – moving tigers is a complicated issue and should only be carried out when essential and with correct guidelines.
A Sumatran tiger died during a flight from Medan to Aceh on Tuesday, after an airline refused to fly the critically endangered cat and several other animals to their East Java destination.
The 7-year-old male tiger, along with a siamang (tailless gibbon) and two binturongs (Asian bearcats), left Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport in Aceh Besar on Tuesday and were supposed to be flown to a theme park in Kota Batu, East Java.
However, upon stopping over in Medan, the airline sent the animals back to Aceh, citing complaints from passengers………….
Read the full article:The Jakarta Globe