Earth Wire -- Environment and forestry officials confiscate sumatran tiger skin

Earth Wire -- Environment and forestry officials confiscate sumatran tiger skin

Photo document of officers showed evidence of the crime of organ Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) that have been preserved when his case in Banda Aceh, Aceh Province. A similar case occurred in Indragiri Hulu District, Riau Province. (ANTARA/Ampelsa)

The apprehension and the confiscation of the Sumatran tiger skin is the result of development among the KLHK ..."
Pekanbaru (ANTARA News) - The officials of Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) for Sumatran region apprehended two men in possession of a Sumatran tiger skin in Indragiri Hulu District, Riau Province.

"The apprehension and the confiscation of the Sumatran tiger skin is the result of development among the KLHK, Jambi Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA), and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)," local Security and Law Enforcement Center for Environment and Forests spokesman Edward Hutapea remarked here.

Edward noted that the Sumatran tiger skin was seized as evidence from the two apprehended man, known by their initials as (51) and JO (35).

After a two-week coordination effort between the KLHK, Jambi Natural Resources Conservation Agency, and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and reconnaissance in Jambi, the officials apprehended the duo for illegally possessing the Sumatran tiger skin, according to Edward.

WWF said there was still a substantial market in Asia for tiger parts and products.

Both actors are still being questioned as witnesses, but it is possible that their status will be upgraded as suspects if the investigators find any evidence of criminal activity.

The confiscated Sumatran tiger skin had a length of some two meters and was intact, with no defects from head to tail, indicating that the poachers were professionals.
(Uu.O001)

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