I tigerns rike
: en landskapsvetenskaplig studie om två underarters populationsförändring och ekologiska värde för landskapet

  • Hanna Ångman

    Student thesis: Bachelor

    Abstract

    The study is a literature review and seek to find out two subspecies of tiger´s (Panthera tigris) population change and the reasons surrounding this on a time scale from 1970 to 2010. It also includes finding out the landscape and ecological consequences related to this, in order to discuss the sustainable conservation opportunities in the future. The two chosen subspecies for the study is the sumatran tiger and the amurtiger.

    The method has been mainly supported by previous studies, statistics and reports on the subject, but has allow themselves to be analysed and discussed in search for new fatc that can bring more light over the tigers popoulationchanges and the reserach of the tigerlandscape. Comparative studies with other predators, our Swedish wolf out and foray into the landscape, however, brings us a good picture of what could happen if the tiger continues to decrease or completely disappear from their landscape.

    Despite declining statistics, there were clear signs that fragmentation and human population growth are important factors to discuss the tiger's decline. The sumatran tiger was shown to be dangerly threatened by deforestation and human population growth in Sumatra, while the amurtiger seemed to be more resistent despite earlier researches has shown. An explanation for this might be the fact that the two subspecies range has been analyzed the same way despite large differences in environment and sieze and this can play a big role in my results that differes from earlier reserach results. It is clear, however, that humans general attitude toward predatos in their local area, so called human-wildlife conflicts, complicates the issue of conservation of the tiger when damage caused by the predators can be fatal and not to easy or affordable to compensate.

    Date of Award2016-Aug-11
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorJohan Elmberg (Supervisor) & Magnus Thelaus (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Landscape Science Programme

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Environmental Sciences (10502)
    • Ecology (10611)

    Keywords

    • human-wildlife conflicts

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