Traders of saiga horn are detained

Posted on 23 December 2014

Public information is important to combat with poaching and trading derivatives of wildlife. So that, the information provided by ingenuous people has helped policemen to detain offenders intending to sale 162 horns of Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica tatarica). The ten young men aged 20-30 years are inspected in relation to crime occurred in October 2014. Police reported that offenders accepted the crime on illegal transportation of horns from Russian Federation and their plans to sale them to China. The crime case is finished and soon will be delivered to attorney.
Public information is important to combat with poaching and trading derivatives of wildlife. So that, the information provided by ingenuous people has helped policemen to detain offenders intending to sale 162 horns of Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica tatarica). The ten young men aged 20-30 years are inspected in relation to crime occurred in October 2014.  Police reported that offenders accepted the crime on illegal transportation of horns from Russian Federation and their plans to sale them to China. The crime case is finished and soon will be delivered to attorney. Totally 162 horns is equal to the death of 81 heads of Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica tatarica), critically endangered species.
This species inhabited in Mongolia until 1950s and now only registered in Kazakhstan. To take an opportunity it is important to note that crime against nature and environment is getting more and more complex and organized, which have negative effect on wildlife conservation. To tackle this WWF-Mongolia has signed Memorandum of Understanding with Department on inspection of crime against environmental protection under the State Police. With the implementation of this agreement the detection of crime and criminal networks of poachers get better.
 
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