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Tiger attacks trigger expert plea

Date : 25th February 2009, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Conservationists have urged Indonesia to halt illegal deforestation in Sumatra, after six people were killed by tigers in less than a month. International group WWF said human encroachment into the habitat of endangered Sumatran tigers had caused a crisis situation. It said clearance - for logging or palm oil - had led to the loss of almost half of Sumatra's forests in 20 years. This had put humans and tigers in conflict, WWF said.

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