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Tiger Poaching in Sumatra

SUBJECT: Tiger poaching in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia

SOURCE: Anonymous

DOCUMENT DESCRIPTION: Lead (Grade 2) + attachments

COLLECTION DATE: February 10, 2014

ACTION: Shared with other two NGOs + international law enforcement


“Tiger poacher opening killing Sumatran Tigers and selling Tiger parts on the street.
 (OMITTED) but authorities are being paid to turn a blind eye.
 According trappers tiger named Heri, aged 45 years, is estimated tiger caught on 1 – January 3, 2014, in the village of Sei Tengar mangrove forests.

They took it from trapping locations, on January 4, 2014, and was immediately taken to the village teluk palas for skinned and sold. Dated (OMITTED) 2014, (OMITTED) contacted by (OMITTED) about the case of this bondage.

Subsequently, on (OMITTED) 2014, (OMITTED), (OMITTED), from the city of (OMITTED). (OMITTED) there are three actors bondage tiger, at bay palas hamlet, village (kepenghuluan) Pasir Limau Kapas, Rokan Hilir district, Riau Province.

In the transaction, (OMITTED) tiger bones have been dried. They sell it at a price of whole bone Rp30 million / $ 1 = Rp10 thousand (weighing 5 kilograms). However, most of the bones are missing, including fangs and nails. While the tiger skin, they keep (not shown to us) because they are asking for a higher price.
 These actors have sold tiger skin and bones 3 times, during the year 2012-2013.”

ATTACHMENTS: Pictures (unverified)

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