14 Jul '11, 9pm

Dot Earth: Tiger Poacher, Via Phone, is Witness for His Own Prosecution

Tiger Poacher, Via Phone, is Witness for His Own Prosecution By ANDREW C. REVKIN When a wildlife conservation patrol in Thailand’s Western Forest Province surprised some poachers, a pile of abandoned gear, particularly a cell phone, provided evidence of their crime: The short slide show tells the story. In a statement, Joe Walston, who directs programs in Asia for the Wildlife Conservation Society , which is working with the Thai government on tiger conservation projects, noted that the push against poachers has come at a significant cost. “The individuals apprehended by Thailand officials are suspected to have killed as many as 10 tigers in the region,” Walston said. “They are also involved in an organized crime ring that W.C.S. and other partners have been tracking in this region for the past year. However, such work comes with great risk to the park rangers working on t...

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