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
Sep 22, 2022

Removing snares from the rainforest.

One of the many things the patrol team looks out for during their patrols is the presence of snares in the forest. There are various types of snares, but the steel wire slings shown in the photos are the type most commonly found by the team. On average, the team encounters eight snares each month (based on data analysis from 2021), meaning their presence in the forest and ability to dismantle the snares is saving around eight animals each month. Though the snares are usually set by people hoping to catch deer or pigs, they can, of course, also catch other animals of a similar size. This is particularly worrying in areas where rare species like tigers are moving around on the forest floor.
Thank you for continuing to support this vital, life-saving work.
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