Indonesia: Wanted: Tiger Killer on Facebook
30th June 2015;
Only a few days after the case of a (presumed) Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) slaughter in Central Kalimantan, which arose after some photos were uploaded on Facebook by a user named Polo Panitia Hari Kiamat, now the netizens are again bewildered by a killing of a Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae). Again, the case became widespread after the photos were uploaded and shared by lots of Facebook users.
Sumatran Tiger is a protected species, and its population has been dwindling due to habitat loss and poaching. Poaching and killing Sumatran Tigers is a crime. According to the Law no.5 of 1990 concerning the Conservation of Living Natural Heritage and Its Ecosystem, anybody who violates this law is liable to 5 years of prison and IDR 100 million fines.
If you happen to recognize or know the men shown on the photos, please inform Protection of Forest & Fauna (PROFAUNA) Indonesia by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by sms to 081336657164, 081615711592, or call us at 08563693611
PROFAUNA will forward the infomration to the authority. Help us find these felons, save the remaining Tiger population! Remember that the case of Orangutan slaughter in Borneo could never be solved quickly if not for your participation in spreading the words. Thank you!