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2nd Annual Meeting: Scorpion to Expand Programmes in Eastern Indonesia (March 11, 2017)
Posted on 17:04 March 13th, 2017


Th operational team of the Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group carried out their second Annual meeting at IBIS Styles Hotel Jakarta Airport on Saturday (11th of March 2017). The meeting was aimed at setting up a priority plan for 2017.


The meeting discussion covered the development of Scorpion’s activities during 2016 and the plan ahead for 2017.


One of the results of this meeting is the agreement that Scorpion will expand its activities in the eastern parts of Indonesia such as the islands of Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi, Maluku, and Papua.


Thirty participants attended from multiple provinces, including Aceh; North Sumatra; Riau; Jambi; East Java; West Java; and Jakarta. The attendees were either full time staff, part time staff or volunteers of Scorpion.


Since its establishment in 2015, Scorpion has carried out various activities in 15 provinces, including Sumatra; Java; Bali and Borneo, but to date have not been active in the eastern parts of Indonesia.


The complete priority list of activities for 2017 is as follows:

  1. Intensify monitoring of animal welfare in zoos and the wildlife trade market, and on the online trading of animals.
  2. Develop wildlife monitoring activities in the eastern parts of Indonesia.
  3. Prevent poaching of protected species from the forests in Sumatra.
  4. Develop partnerships with various organisations, including with non-wildlife organisations
  5. Rehabilitate damaged habitat that is home to protected wildlife in Sumatra.
  6. Carry out Geographic Positioning System (GPS) training for Scorpion team members.
  7. Develop a wildlife trade database and mapping of wildlife markets.
  8. Monitoring welfare of captive animals in zoos and wildlife parks.
  9. Develop a wildlife education program for children.
  10. Develop awareness programmes with universities.
  11. Provide background information related to wildlife issues to the public via media
  12. Facilitate the creation of village regulation (Perdes) or customary laws protecting wildlife.


The second annual meeting of Scorpion Foundation attended by thirty participants from Aceh, North Sumara, Riau, Bengkulu, West Java, East Java, and Jakartta. (Photo: Rudianto Sembiring)

The second annual meeting chaired by Programmes Director of Scorpion Foundation, Gunung Gea. (Photo: Rudianto Sembiring)


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