A woman walks through haze as a forest fire burns bushes in Siak Regency, Riau Province, Indonesia on Thursday. The fires in Sumatra have caused record smog in Malaysia and Singapore. Sumatra has stepped up efforts to fight the fires to relieve the conditions. Eight farmers have been arrested for starting the fires.
A lone tree stands out among a patch of burnt land, in the haze-hit Bangko Pusako district in Rokan Hilir, on Indonesia’s Riau province on Monday. Indonesian police on Monday arrested two farmers for illegally starting fires to clear land in Sumatra, the first detentions linked to blazes that have blanketed neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia with thick smog for days.
Baginda the Sumatran tiger celebrates her tenth birthday at Edinburgh Zoo. David Cheskin/PA
This image really caught my eye. A beautiful animal, but you wouldn’t want to be in there with her. Sumatran tigers are listed as critically endangered with only 300 left in the wild.