Deforestation Increases Threat of Extinction for Critically Endangered Sumatran Tiger

During a year-long expedition, National Geographic Explorer Matthew Luskin and his team studied the critically endangered Sumatran tiger. To investigate, they endured exhausting and dangerous work as they slept in tents night after night in areas where hungry tigers roam. This risky endeavor, however, produced important results linking oil palm presence with lower tiger density in remaining and protected forests.

 

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