Three Poachers Arrested In Jambi, Sumatra

Posted on October 14, 2015, 1:36 pm
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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]

 

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