On Oct 9, Astara residents Boyukaghazadeh Natig, 20, and Farajov Samad were detained by border guards while attempting to sell the skin of the animal.
Boyukaghazadeh Natig, in his initial testimony, confessed to killing the wild leopard in the protected mountain forest of Astara district in August this year.
He looked for a customer to sell the skin of the leopard. He was detained by border guards while attempting to sell the skin of the animal for AZN 10,000-15,000 in the district’s Chukesh village together with his relative Samad Farajov.
The IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Protection)has expressed its serious concern over the killing of the rare animal in Azerbaijan.