Sumatran tiger seen in Sijunjung regency, residents took photos of it

TIME.CO, Jakarta – People of Nagari Solok Ambah, Sijunjung regency reported seeing him Sumatran tiger on his rubber plantation. The accident which occurred on Monday 2 October 2023 was immortalized by witnesses.

The acting head of the West Sumatra Natural Resources Conservation Center or BKSDA, Eka Damayanti, explained that the person who saw the Sumatran tiger was called Afrida Anis, 50. At that time the applicant carried out daily activities working on his rubber plantation.

Then, I accidentally met a Sumatran tiger. Anis reflexively photographed the animal from a distance of 12 meters. “The photo has finally gone viral in Nagari Solok Ambah, Sijunjung district, Sijunjung regency,” she said on Thursday, October 5, 2023.

Then, on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, the West Sumatra BKSDA dispatched the nearest team, namely the Wildlife Rescue Unit or WRU Conservation Section Region 3, after receiving the news. WRU takes security measures in accordance with standard operating procedures.

“Until the night, our team also monitors, educates and supervises residents of Solok Ambah community via Android phones because it is impossible to take concrete action at night,” he said.

Apart from this, the WRU team together with Nagari officials, three Jorong chiefs, primary school officials, community leaders and the Solok Ambah community also conducted education and awareness activities on the Sumatran tiger.

“The team is also present to provide assistance to residents to reduce residents’ fear of carrying out activities, which may result in the cessation of residents’ socio-economic activities, especially those accessing fields, vegetable gardens and rice fields,” he said.


So, for the next five days, the WRU plans a series of activities to anticipate casualties, both human and livestock, in the community. This was also done to avoid poaching of Sumatran tigers, which are protected animals.

“We are also coordinating with the police, especially the Sijunjung police, to prevent poaching of wild Sumatran tigers by poachers who may enter the area, using firearms or firearms. airsoft gun,” he said.

He appealed to the public not to set traps let alone hunt for any reason as they may be subject to sanctions under Law Number 5 of 1990 on the Conservation of Living Natural Resources and Their Ecosystems.

The WRU team will also continue to monitor the movements of the Sumatran tiger to provide a sense of security to residents living around forest areas, both in the Pangean 1 Nature Reserve forest and in the protected Nagari Solok Ambah forest.

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