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Five Pangolins Released in the Wild in Sumatra (June 23, 2016)
Posted on 10:42 June 24th, 2016

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry's Ranger Rapid Response Unit (SPORC) released 5 Pangolins in conservation area in Deli Serdang District of North Sumatra Province. A reliable source confirmed to Scorpion Foundation Thursday night (June 23, 2016). SPORC did not want to publish to the public where exactly the location of the release to avoid illegal hunting.

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry's Ranger Rapid Response Unit and an investigations team successfully foiled a pangolins smuggling attempt in Medan, North Sumatra on Saturday (18 June 2016) where the authorities managed to arrest two perpetrators, including a member of the Indonesian Military (TNI), with eight critically endangered pangolins on the backseat of their vehicle on Saturday (18/06).

Head of law enforcement at the Sumatra Environment and forestry authority, Tulus Hutauruk, told the press that one of the culprits is a military member, and the other a civilian.

Fine out the eight pangolins released on Wednesday night (22 June 2016).






The pangolins at the SPORC Office a day before release.

(Photo: Scorpion).

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