Acting on the information provided by Wildlife Conservation Nepal, Nepal Police seized almost ten feet long tiger skin with 10 – 12 kgs of tiger bones from a rented apartment in Hakim Chowk, Bharatpur on December 4, 2009. The rented apartment belonged to Santosh Gurung, 41, of Manabu VDC ward no 9, Gorkha district. Along with the convicted Ram Tamang, 36, resident of Gangtok , Sikkim, India currently staying in Khairinitar, VDC ward no 4, Tanahu District and Chini Maya Tamang, 54 of Bijay Chowk, Gaidakot, Ward no 8, Nawalparasi was also arrested. The arrested have been handed over to District Forest Office for further investigation.
“The recently held international tiger workshop in Kathmandu has no doubt helped in bringing the tiger conservationist from all tiger range countries into a common platform for the conservation and protection of tigers in their natural habitat. However, despite all the effort tigers in protected areas are still being targeted by poachers and traders which have a greater price outside the borders of Nepal. We need to unite and stand against the onslaught of poaching , says Prasanna Yonzon, CEO, WCN
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Wildlife Conservation Nepal
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