Reducing human-tiger conflict
This photo by Darma from Nature For Change shows a Sumatran tiger footprint near a village in the Bukit Lawang area. A tiger footprint is exciting for us when we see one in a restoration site, far from people, but it’s a frightening prospect for farmers who face losing cattle or even coming face to face with a tiger themselves.
Nature For Change (NFC) is helping the national park authorities to drive the tiger back into the forest without harming it by using loud noises such as fireworks to scare it away from the village. Reducing human-wildlife conflict is a vital part of the work that NFC does.