Tackling Wildlife Crime in Sumatra

by Sumatran Orangutan Society
Tackling Wildlife Crime in Sumatra
Tackling Wildlife Crime in Sumatra
Tackling Wildlife Crime in Sumatra
Tackling Wildlife Crime in Sumatra
Tackling Wildlife Crime in Sumatra
Tackling Wildlife Crime in Sumatra

Project Report | Sep 12, 2019
Fighting the illegal tiger trade.

By Lucy Radford | Fundraising and Communications Officer

Thanks to the combined efforts of the ForWPU team and Gunung Leuser National Park (GLNP) officials, an alleged wildlife crime perpetrator was recently arrested with two pieces of tiger skin. Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrae) are Critically Endangered and the market demand for body parts is one of the major factors contributing to their decline through poaching. Undercover officers caught the perpetrator on a highway when he tried to sell them the pieces of tiger skin. He will now be charged under Indonesian law and faces a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of 100 million IDR.

It is important to remember that people who poach or in any other way contribute to wildlife crime are still human beings - often with very few other options to make money. Please bear this in mind if you share this story.

Work like this is tough for the team. It takes a long time, and it can be dangerous. We owe a debt of gratitude to the people who are willing to undertake it and protect endangered species from the illegal wildlife trade.

Thank you for supporting us to keep the team going. You are contributing to a safer future for endangered animals in Sumatra's forests.

 

 

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Sumatran Orangutan Society

Location: Abingdon, Oxon - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @orangutansSOS
Project Leader:
Lucy Radford
Abingdon , Oxfordshire United Kingdom
$8,422 raised of $45,000 goal
 
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