How American Consumers Contribute to a Threatened Tiger’s Demise

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The Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is a tiger subspecies that inhabits the Indonesian island of Sumatra and has been classified as critically endangered by IUCN in 2008 as the population is projected at approximately 400. The Sumatran tiger is the only surviving member of the Sunda Islands group of tigers that included the now extinct Bali tiger and Javan tiger. .

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How American Consumers Contribute to a Threatened Tiger’s Demise

Buying paper products in America is bringing the already threatened Sumatran Tiger closer to extinction.

Buying paper products in America is bringing the already threatened Sumatran Tiger closer to extinction. Sam Litzinger uncovers this deadly fact in a conversation with Linda Kramme, a forest expert from the World Wildlife Fund. Then, author and service dog expert Jennifer Arnold talks about her book “In A Dog’s Heart.” Also, this week’s edition of BirdNote explores a connection between Zumba dance and songbirds and how that led to the creation of an academic curriculum.

Music: “La Flute De Pan” – Art of Noise; “Brazil” – Phillip Glass

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We should be concerned with this news. The tiger's existence is of great danger, and we should act on it the sooner the better. - Scott Sohr

April 16, 2013 - 5:13am
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