"The tigers are safe here. There is also enough space for the tiger population, considering the size of TNKS, which covers four provinces: Jambi, Bengkulu, West Sumatra and South Sumatra," PHS-TNKS chief Dian Risdianto said here on Thursday.
"The animals generally inhabit four blocks in the park - Kerinci, Merangin-Bungo, Tapan-Solok Selatan in West Sumatra, Muko-muko in Bengkulu, and Curup Bengkulu-Lingau in South Sumatra," he added.
The park`s tiger population was determined during 2006-09, using various methods involving trap cameras and patrols.
"However, the tigers` numbers might have slightly changed due to various factors such as poaching activities," Dian stated.
The PHS-TNKS team is planning to conduct another tiger monitoring programme in 2013, with funds coming from Germany.