WWF Press Release – As a suspected tiger smuggler was brought to district court in West Sumatra, Indonesia last week, WWF Indonesia has encouraged the authorities to hand down a maximum sentence for conviction.
Judges of a court case in Tembilahan District Court, Indragiri Hilir District, Riau, Sumatra last week (Oct 8) sentenced two poachers (M. Ajad bin Abdullah & Mistar bin Ajad) for 1 year imprisonment and Rp 2 million fine for the killing of three Sumatran tigers.
PEKANBARU (EoF News)— Minister of Forestry denounced the killings of four Sumatran tigers in Kerumutan forest landscape of Riau province and urged the police to probe the incidents as provincial conservation agency suspected of poaching practice drove such a crime.
Ivory Hunting on Sumatran Elephant is Rampant in Riau Media Indonesia Online: May 8, 2006 By Bagus Pratomo PEKANBARU--MIOL: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Riau indicates that elephant poaching for the ivory is rampant in Riau. Since end of February this year, at least four elephants were dead without ivory.