Kompas reported that last Thursday one of the hunters i.e.Wiryo (92) was caught by the natural conservation agency in Riau Province, Island of Sumatra while sailing on a traditional wooden boat in a river carrying the Skin, Skulls and 8.3 Kilogram of Bones of a Sumatra Tiger.
The man said that he has been making money by hunting tiger since he was 17 years old in Java Island, before he transmigrated to Riau, Sumatra in 1960 where he killed 50 Sumatera Tigers, and sold the parts in Singapore.
The man is just one out of the hundreds or perhaps thousands of men who hunted the endangered Sumatra Tigers either for making money or just for fun. If there is no serious efforts to prevent hunting, stop deforestration, and enforce the laws, those Tigers could one day become part of history.
Photo: Courtesy of Kompas.