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Oct 6, 2009
Perhilitan officers attend to the rescued Tiger - © WWF Malaysia

Gerik, Malaysia, 5 October 2009—A five-year-old male tiger was freed from a poacher’s snare on Sunday after it was found by WWF’s Wildlife Protection Unit (WPU) just off a highway that cuts through the Belum-Temengor forest complex in the northern state of Perak.

WPU members, who were on a routine patrol on Saturday, detected two men on motorcycles near the site, who fled upon seeing them approach. When the WPU checked the area, they found the tiger with its right foreleg caught in a wire snare.

“This incident clearly demonstrates the need for a stronger enforcement presence in the Belum-Temengor area. If this isn’t enough of a clarion call for the government to afford more resources to form an anti-poaching Task Force, I don’t know what is,” said Dato’ Dr Dionysius Sharma, CEO of WWF-Malaysia.

Read the full story: http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/media/press/2009/WWFPresitem13957.html

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