13 Jan '12, 10pm

Another palm oil victim:

Another palm oil victim:

An endangered Sumatran tiger was rescued from an illegal trap in the Indonesian province of Bengkulu. It had been wounded by nine spear strikes, but after the areas Nature Conservation Agency took it in and tended to its health, it was regaining strength. The tiger was estimated to be five years old, and could have been lying wounded caught in the trap for about four days, before the rescue. “When we found him, he was lying weak on the ground with his front left leg held up in the air, entangled in a wire trap attached to a tree branch,” said Bengkulu’s conservation agency chief Supartono. (Source: National Post ) The type of trap used does not harm the tiger’s skin, so it is suspected poachers who wanted to sell the skin and bones on the black market are to blame. The conservation agency and police are working together in order to find the poachers. The area where the tig...

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