Indonesian official charged, but not jailed, for trading in Sumatran tiger parts

Indonesian official charged, but not jailed, for trading in Sumatran tiger parts

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — Authorities in Indonesia have charged three men, including a local political leader in Sumatra, with selling body parts from a Sumatran tiger, a critically endangered and protected species. Ahmadi, 41, the former head of Bener Meriah district in Aceh province, was arrested by provincial police along with two alleged accomplices while […]

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Does Tajikistan’s population of snow leopards really depend on trophy hunting for its survival?

Does Tajikistan’s population of snow leopards really depend on trophy hunting for its survival?

The rare and secretive snow leopard is one of the few beasts that has captured human imagination. Fewer than 7,000 Panthera uncia are expected to persist over Asia’s high mountains, according to the red list of threatened species. A fifth of them dwell in Tajikistan’s Pamir mountains, the world’s third-highest environment after the Himalayan and […]

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