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

@article{OBrien2003CrouchingTH,
  title={Crouching tigers, hidden prey: Sumatran tiger and prey populations in a tropical forest landscape},
  author={T. O'Brien and M. Kinnaird and H. Wibisono},
  journal={Animal Conservation},
  year={2003},
  volume={6},
  pages={131-139}
}
  • T. O'Brien, M. Kinnaird, H. Wibisono
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • 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 Abstract

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