In early August this year, Indonesian Species
Conservation Program (ISCP) received reports from the local community in
Patumbak, Deli Serdang regency, about someone who worked as slow loris hunter
and trader. The ISCP investigated the trader and the location of the slow loris
and was able to identify the location in Tiga Juhar Village (Patumbak), Deli
Serdang regency of North Sumatra province.
The ISCP asked OIC to help investigating the case further. In early September 2016 the OIC team posed as buyers and finally able to unveil the case. On Sunday night (17/09/2016) the Law Enforcement Agency of Ministry of Environment and Forestry arrested the trader together with nine slow lorises.
On Tuesday (27/09/2016) the ISCP team, OIC, Wildlife Authority (BKSDA), Security and Law enforcement Authority (BPPLHK) and the Gunung Leuser National Park (GNLP) authority translocated the nine slow lorises from Medan to release site in Besitang and released the animals on Wednesday morning at 1 am.
Other reports related to Slow lorises
Releasing 9 Slow lorises on Gunung Leuser National Park (GNLP) area in Besitang, North Sumatra.