Immediately upon receiving the information, the rangers came to the village and met with the trader. In the course of the conversation, the villager seemed to realize the liability and willingly gave the skin to the rangers.
It is worth noting that the trader did not succeed in his previous attempts to sell the skin, apparently due to the lack of demand of such products. Presently, the regional authorities are investigating further into the case.
The Khabarovsk anti-poaching team is being supported by the U.S. Save the Tiger Fund. Other Inspection Tiger teams receive funds from WildAid, DSCF, Tigris, 21st Century Tiger, IFAW and other international sources.