Commando tiger raid impacts rumble on

Back in June, authorities in Bangladesh received intelligence of a tiger poaching and smuggling operation based in the capital Dhaka. The authorities moved quickly calling in the special forces to raid the house and three Bengal tiger cubs were rescued. Now after investigation 9 wildlife officers and forest staff have been suspended for ‘gross negligence’ by failing to protect…

Where’s the commitment to tiger conservation?

With international tiger forums and conferences, millions of pounds being spent on tiger breeding programmes and campaigns to combat poaching and illegal trading in tiger parts you’d think three rescued tiger cubs would be well looked after. Unfortunately it seems to be a bit of a pass the parcel game. The three 2 month old…

Commandos raid poachers den and rescue 3 tiger cubs

New has started to come through of a raid by Bangladesh’s special forces on a house used by smugglers in the illegal wildlife trade. Following the raid three tiger cubs were found and rescued. The raid by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) commandos was on a house located in the capital Dhaka earlier today (Monday 11th June). Local…