Tiger poaching in Indonesia

Between 5 to 10 tigers are killed in Indonesia each year by poachers attempting to sell the tigers on the black market.  According to conservation groups, a dead tiger can fetch up to $3,300 for the trafficker, or the equivalent of a yearly salary for an Indonesian worker.

 

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  1. Source: Associated Press, “Indonesian tiger catchers race against time,” Google News, March 1, 2009.

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