Top Panel





Home :: News :: 09092005
Major Tiger, Leopard and Otter Skin Seizure in Nepal


9 September 2005

On 2 September 2005, The Royal Nepal Army made a huge seizure of 5 tiger skins, 36 leopard skins, 238 otter skins and 113 kg of tiger/leopard bones in the Rasuwa district of Nepal, bordering the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) of China. The Army and National Park Authority arrested three people: two are Nepali nationals, while the third is a Tibetan.

According to preliminary reports received by the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI), the accused have claimed that the skins and bones belong to a trader from the Bouddha area of Kathmandu. They were carrying the illegal animal articles from Kathmandu, via Bidur, Dhunche and Syabru, to the TAR when they were arrested. The case has now been handed over to the Langtang National Park authorities.

This is the third major seizure in Nepal this year. On 10 August 2005, 1 tiger skin, 1 leopard skin and 103 pieces of tiger/leopard bones were seized in Kathmandu. Four people of the Bawaria community of Haryana, India, were arrested. In April 2005, 2 tiger skins were seized in Tatopani, while they were being carried to the TAR. 



 

 

 

 

  Untitled Document
 Search:





NGO STATEMENTS & CAMPAIGNS

 Round 2: Tiger Temple Takedown


Previous



Vacancy Announcement




TIGER NEWS


 Tiger poacher snared after 15-yr hunt, 20th  Oct., 2016

Barring China, other member countries of CITES unanimous on curbing tiger farming for trade, 6th  Oct., 2016

TIGER DEATHS IN 2017
 Mortality                 79
 Poaching &             
 Seizures                  36
___________________
       Total                  115


TIGER DEATHS IN 2016
 Mortality                  82
 Poaching &              50
 Seizures                   
___________________
       Total                  132


TIGER POACHING 1994-2016

WILDLIFE NEWS


A jumbo nightmare 21st  Oct., 2016

How 1,200 trains running through India’s protected areas pose grave danger to its sensitive wildlife 12th  Oct., 2016


LEOPARD DEATHS IN 2017
 Mortality                272
 Poaching &            159
 Seizures             
___________________
       Total                  431



LEOPARD DEATHS IN 2016
 Mortality                 282
 Poaching &             154
 Seizures             
___________________
       Total                  436
     

LEOPARD POACHING 1994-2016


TIGER RESERVES
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve Map 

Bandhavgarh


 
Untitled Document
  About us | ProjectsNewsThe TigerDonations | How To Help Links| Publications | Crime MapsFAQsContact Us

Wildlife Protection Society of India. All material is protected by law.