Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wild Life Photography: Extinction of Javan Tiger

Wild Life Photography: Extinction of Javan Tiger
Wild Life Photography: Extinction of Javan Tiger
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There is some evidence that tigers still exist in Java. A group of people who are so convinced that the existence of extinct animals to do research. What is the purpose?

Javan tiger (Panthera tigris sondaica) since 1996 has been declared extinct in the meeting of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species in Florida, United States (U.S.). But there are some people who believe that the species still exists today. Java carnivore care (CHD) and therefore were appointed since 1996 conducting research in various places in East Java and Central Java.
"Finally we have found traces of hair on the Java tigers had the second place. We will do DNA tests to confirm it," said Didik Rahayono, Coordinator of the PFS to the SH in Jakarta recently. According to type every day working on Conservation Innovation, Division of Wildlife Rescue Center of Yogyakarta, Java tiger present study focused on the meaning of these species as a key predator ecosystem forest in Java. "Tiger is a predator. If the state of predators in an ecosystem is still good, it means a whole other wildlife is also good," said Teach.

From studies in a number of points such as Meru Betiri, roars: Oh Purwo, Willis, sesame, Mount Slamet and elsewhere, it is estimated that between 15 to 20 Java tigers are still alive.
That number could decrease if their habitat is reduced. But if corrective measures against forest ecosystems in Java, it is not impossible that the species may grow in number. Educating the opinion, belief that the Javan tiger is extinct now so deeply ingrained, so that non-academics who dare to do more research.
Since 1996, Educate with colleagues in DC have failed to find footprints, feces, hair Garut in the tree, indicating the existence of endemic fauna of Java. It should be understood that the presence of species in a habitat can be detected from the abandonment of the previous activity, so with Java tigers.
As a carnivore, Java tigers have adapted perfectly to hide her body shape is not known to prey animals. So it's not easy to see the figure manually Javan tiger in the rain forests of Java, if we only visited a year or two habitats. Unless people really interact daily with the habitat of the Javan tiger. kabonfootprint

"The activity of ex Sumatran tigers and leopards in zoos differ in Java we have made as a reference for comparison. The size of the previous activity found when exceeding the maximum size of a leopard and the same or even greater than the size Sumatran tiger, then we say that is part of the Javan tiger.
Results of our survey of various habitats found traces Java (28 × 26 cm), diameter of the feces of 7 cm, Garut in the tree (highest at 252 cm from the wound), including the Javan tiger hair " says the website of Educating deliberately created as a campaign existence Java tigers.

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The use of comparison, educate and friends through a hair plush leopard Zoological Museum of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). Hair spinal Java tiger print Regularem different type of intermediate structure in comparison with the hair cord leopard printed irregulare type elimination. Identification by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) of hair that comes from Garut new in the trees.
From these studies, the Javan tiger had known that not only in Meru Betiri, since hair is also found in Central Java, the Javan tiger, a distance of more than 600 miles from the end zone. Finally, a conclusion that the tiger habitat is gone Java Java, not only Meru Betiri.
Photo Java tigers survive in the international movement is a wildcard in the work of Hoogerwerf 1938 Ujung Kulon National Park. Several sources of scientific literature indicates that the last Javan tiger killed around 1941, after the year is almost no report on the assassination of the charismatic fauna endemic to the island of Java.
But the results of the investigation and search for information made by the Partner Betiri Meru (MMB) in 1998 to get a set of data about the photos the last Javan tiger (photo of the 1957 campaign). Although these animals were shot, but the content of the information is very important because science has become the latest scientific evidence -19 years younger than 1938 photos Hoogerwerf work.
Photo 1957 is the only thing the strongest scientific evidence about body size can be achieved adult male tiger Java, providing the latest information on the pattern of stripes and prints characters Javan tiger face clearly. Photo 1957 was a collection of an old ash from a farm in the first. Besuki Residence East Java.
Am I right that Java tigers still exist today? It seems unimportant right answer. Of educational statements, more important is how to maintain forest ecosystems in Java right now so that other species are not the same boat with the tiger who preached extinction.

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