Monday, June 2, 2008

The Last “King” Of Indonesia

According to all references, the subspecies of the Tiger (Pantera Tigris) are about 9 subspecies.The list are as follows :

  1. Indochinese Tiger (Panthera Tigris Corbetti) which their habitat is on rain forest and the meadow of Malaysia, Myanmar, China, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam.
  2. The Bengal Tiger (Panthera Tigris Tigris) which can found on Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India and Nepal.
  3. The South Chinese Tiger (Panthera Tigris Amoyensis) which can found in their habitat in only in South China.
  4. The Siberian Tiger (Panthera Tigris Altaica), their range of live is on China, North Korea, and in the middle of Asia of Russia.
  5. The Sumatran Tiger (Panthera Tigris Sumatrae) which only live on Sumatra Island, Indonesia.
  6. The Malayan Tiger (Panthera Tigris Jacksoni) live only in Malaysian Penisula.
  7. The Caspian Tiger (Panthera Tigris Virgata), this subspecies already extinct and they were living on rainforest and steppe of Iran, Afghanistan, Mongol, Turk and on the middle of Asia of Russia.
  8. The Javanese Tiger (Panthera Tigris Sondaica) only live on Java Island, Indonesia. This subspecies also extinct already.
  9. The Balinese Tiger (Panthera Tigris Balica), extinct too and they were live only on Bali Island, Indonesia.

Based on the list above, Indonesia had three subspecies of Tiger. Tragically, two of them are already extinct. The first was the Balinese Tiger which officially extinct at 1972.

After passing through long time of observation to the Javanese Tiger, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Florida, USA, decide that this subspecies is extinct. Event Team Peduli Carnivora (Team Care to the Carnivores) from Indonesia noticed that this subspecies is still exist, the decided of CITES was very ironic. 3 of 9 subspecies of the Tiger have been extinct already, and that was happens in Indonesia. Of course, 2 subspecies from 3 subspecies of Indonesian Tiger are disappears.

The extinction of the Tigers from Bali and Java, acclaimed that the Sumatran Tiger is the only King in the Indonesian Jungle. This is ironic. Because the last King of the Indonesian Tiger Emporium is live on endangered. Their population estimated only 450-500 Tigers. With those numbers and compare it with human birthrate, calculated too with their lost of habitat area, soon or later the Great King will not uphold their live anymore.

The world must support the life of this Last King of Indonesia from the vanished. Because, it is not only Indonesian Government responsible, it is the World.


Anonymous said...

harus dilestarikan..

DASmania Cool said...

and don't forget about Orang Utan, Cendrawasih, Komodo, Anoa, and ..... MORALS

Salam kenal .. Dhani Aristyawan

Toras Hamonangan said...

i had posted about komodo. may cendrawasih is the next wild animals category.

Anonymous said...

Aku pernah nemenin teman ke Way Kanan, Bukit Seribu, sayang G. Leuser waktu itu batal (karna GAM).
Selama berbulan-bulan tinggal di hutan kami hanya menemukan jejak kaki dan tahi doang.
Kami pun malah diburu oleh perambah hutan. Duh mengerikan, mereka pakai senapan lho.

Salam kenal.

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