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EIA Warns Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao of Tiger Vow ‘Mockery’

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 EIA’s personal letter highlights gap between promises and actions

The Environmental Investigation Agency has written a personal letter to Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to warn him that significant failings within a key state department in China are making a mockery of his pledge to “vigorously combat poaching, trade and smuggling of tiger products”.

Photo credit: WWF-Indonesia

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Bush Warriors Photography: Meet Sandesh Kadur, iLCP Photographer of the Month

Posted in Asia: Birds, Asia: Birds of Prey, Asia: Elephants, Asia: Predators, Asia: Primates, Asia: Rhinos, Asia: Tigers, Asia: Wildlife, iLCP: Bringin Conservation Into Focus with tags , , , , , on May 2, 2011 by ilcpcommunications

From behind his camera, Sandesh Kadur sees the world from a very different angle. His passion for wildlife sets him apart and has earned him worldwide respect as one of the most promising photographers and documentary filmmakers of his generation. Through the use of images both still and video, Sandesh exposes the need for conservation and encourages protection of the world’s bio-diversity.

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Indonesia’s Most Notorious & Feared Tiger Poacher Captured by Authorities

Posted in Asia: Tigers, Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 26, 2010 by kendickjerkins

Indonesia’s forest rangers have notched up a major victory against tiger poachers with the arrest of a notorious figure who claims to have killed more than 100 of the endangered animals. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and his son were caught in a sting operation with the pelt and skeleton of a Sumatran tiger at Kerinci Seblat national park. There are believed to be about 500 of the animals left in the wild, down from 10s of thousands at the beginning of the 20th century.

The 57-year-old suspect reportedly told police he had killed more than 100 tigers over a 30 year period. His family is feared and respected in their village – Tunggang in northern Bengkulu – which has long been a centre of poaching, according to conservationists. “He is very well known in the underworld,” said Debbie Martyr, field co-ordinator for Fauna & Flora International’s Kerinci tiger protection programme. “For someone like this to get caught will put a chill down the spine of opportunist poachers. If these two can get caught, anyone can.” The arrests follow a two month undercover investigation led by rangers from FFI’s tiger protection and conservation unit with backup from Bengkulu city police.

Indonesian Police Raid

Tiger skin for sale on street market

Authorities displaying tigers & other wildlife killed by poachers

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