On Monday, undercover forest rangers, Jambi provincial conservation agency and local police in Sumatra made three arrests when they received a tip-off about poachers in the local area. Forest troopers pretending to be buyers arranged a meeting with the poachers. When the poachers arrived they produced a tiger-pelt for sale admitting they had recently killed a tiger inside Bukit Tigapuluh National Park.
Bukit Tigapuluh National Park is a protected area in Sumatra that is home to some (300+) of the last remaining wild Sumatran tiger. Sumatran Tigers are critically endangered and this is a huge blow to their survival.
All three men were immediately arrested. They are currently being questioned and awaiting sentencing.
[Copyright: Mats Ellting]