Anchorage, AK - The Alaska Wildlife Alliance is offering
a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest
of the person(s) involved in the recent bear poaching
at Katmai National Park. The reward is an effort to assist
authorities in ending the illegal activity of poaching.
People may submit an anonymous tip on the Alaska Wildlife
Alliance website, at:
The recent poaching proves that the illegal trade of
animal parts is alive and well in Alaska. Such illegal
activity is harmful to the ecosystems of Alaska, and threatens
Last week, three brown bears were found dead from gunshot
wounds to the rear and back of the animals, which may
prove the use of aircraft or other vehicles in the poaching.
The animals' paws had been cut off. It has been reported
that brown bear claws can sell for between $30 and $300
on the black market.
Please submit any information possible to end this illegal
and destructive practice.
Alaska Wildlife Alliance