An endangered Sumatran tigress — one of less than 400 individuals left in the wild — was recently killed in the rainforests of Indonesia.
She was pregnant with twins.
We’ve got to work fast because with population numbers this low, we can’t risk losing any more.
This is the news that we never want to see and never want to be true. But it is true — we are now a world with three less Sumatran tigers. We can’t save this mother and her cubs, but we’re determined to work together with you and our network to stop one of the biggest drivers of Sumatran tiger extinction:intentionally set fires and rainforest destruction for Conflict Palm Oil production.
Clint, we are currently working to convince the Snack Food 20 to commit to and implement policies to end forest fires and destruction for the palm oil they buy. If we can end the practice of man-made fires being lit to clear the rainforest for industrial palm oil, then the remaining Sumatran tigers will have a better chance for survival.
There are just enough Sumatran tigers left in the wild to rebuild their population — if we humans can just stop destroying their home.
Clint, when we’re haunted by images like the one we saw of a mother and her two unborn babies, we could have just given up.
But we won’t do that. And neither can you.
We will continue to fight, and we will fight even harder for each of those three tigers that had their lives ended too soon. Through systemic change, we can can protect the rainforest and give humans and wildlife the space and forest needed to continue living side-by-side as they have for centuries.
Sumatran tigers forever,
Your friends at Rainforest Action Network