A long-running Tiger Protection and Conservation Unit (TPCU) investigation has culminated in a successful law enforcement activity in a district to the south of Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra Indonesia.
Two cardboard boxes containing the complete body parts of an adult Sumatran tiger were seized, and a 40-year-old man was arrested in the Tabah Penanjung area of Bengkulu Tenggah district. The remains are believed to be from a Sumatran tiger poached from nearby forests or the adjoining Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park.
A second man, who has been monitored by TPCU investigators for almost two years as a suspected broker of Sumatran tiger and Helmeted hornbill, escaped arrest and is now the subject of an arrest warrant. A third man – an associate of the arrested poacher – is also now formally ‘wanted’ for questioning in this case.
The activity was conducted by a joint team led by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry’s law enforcement division, detectives of the Bengkulu provincial police and TPCUs representing Kerinci Seblat National Park authority. WildCats Conservation Alliance has passed on congratulations to the Kerinci Seblat National Park TPCUs for this successful collaboration.
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