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About FFI’s Suma­tran tiger work by Dr Matt Linkie

pub­lished 29 March 2013 | mod­i­fied 08 March 2014

Tiger FFIAbout four weeks ago, Dr Matt Linkie came to Draper’s Hall in Lon­don to speak to Fauna & Flora Inter­na­tional (FFI) sup­port­ers about the invalu­able work being car­ried out to pro­tect the mag­nif­i­cent Suma­tran tiger.

You don’t do the work we do with­out incred­i­ble sup­port from donors
« Deb­bie Mar­tyr, FFI, Team Leader of Ker­inci Tiger Project

Matt is FFI’s Aceh Pro­gramme Man­ager in Indone­sia, and he also intro­duces a short video inter­view­ing Deb­bie Mar­tyr, FFI Team Leader of Ker­inci Tiger Project. His talk was very infor­ma­tive. He spoke about the results of the two projects and how this was achieved (e.g. patrolling the forests and remov­ing snares, organ­is­ing infor­mant net­works in the vil­lages). In Ker­inci 30 tiger poachers/​traders arrested, but more impor­tantly, 90% of them were suc­cess­fully pros­e­cuted; 336 months in prison with an aver­age of 13 months.

Full detail of the work and achieve­ments can be seen in this video (credit FFI):

For me per­son­ally, the tiger is a beau­ti­ful ani­mal that rep­re­sents the heart and soul of the jun­gle, and with­out it we lose the very essence of the jun­gle that has been present over the centuries
(Dr Matt Linkie, FFI, Aceh Pro­gramme Man­ager in Indone­sia)

(Source: FFI — Oryx Cir­cle — Insider Cir­cle, 14.03.2013)

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