Crouching tigers, hidden prey: Sumatran tiger and prey populations in a tropical forest landscape

  title={Crouching tigers, hidden prey: Sumatran tiger and prey populations in a tropical forest landscape},
  author={Timothy G O'Brien and Margaret F. Kinnaird and Hariyo Tabah Wibisono},
  journal={Animal Conservation},
We examine the abundance and distribution of Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrae) and nine prey species in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park on Sumatra, Indonesia. [...] Key Result The tiger population in the park is estimated at 40‐43 individuals. Results indicate that illegal hunting of prey and tigers, measured as a function of human density within 10 km of the park, is primarily responsible for observed patterns of abundance, and that habitat loss is an increasingly serious problem.Expand

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