19 Oct 2003
The Tigers of Kerinci Seblat National Park II
Protecting Tigers Inside and Outside of Kerinci
Monitoring population trends of tiger and their prey species in Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra
Kerinci Seblat National Park (KSNP), Sumatra, is a very high priority for wild tiger conservation because it still contains large blocks of forest and sufficient tiger prey. It is known that tigers in KSNP are threatened by habitat loss and poaching. However, the severity of, and interactions between these threats within the physical landscape are not known.
This research aims to investigate factors that might explain tiger and prey species abundances to better understand these processes. By implementing the first tiger and prey population monitoring programme for KSNP, this will promote sound conservation management in this key area for tigers.