Using Participatory Video and Storytelling Method as Environmental Education Tools to Increase People’s Tolerance toward Sumatran Tiger in West Sumatra

Tigress's Journeys

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Sumatran tigers are the only remaining tiger subspecies in Indonesia after two other sub species that have gone extinct the Javan tiger (Panthera tigris sondaica) and the Bali tiger (Panthera tigris balica). Sumatran tiger currently categorized as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list, and is the most threatened sub-species of tiger (Linkie et al., 2008) to which HTC contributed for large extent. Mortality of tigers due to HTC is usually a major factor of declining in numbers (Goodrich, 2010). Currently, only 400-500 individuals remain in the wild, but this number could be higher (Linkie et al., 2008). During 2005-2012 in West Sumatran province, 13 tiger were killed and 2 hurt, while 14 people were killed, 4 people were wounded, and approximately 132 livestock were killed by tigers (BKSDA, 2012). On average, two tigers per year were killed due to HTC in West Sumatra province…

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