The law against illegal
wildlife trade has not been enforced accordingly. Dean of Forestry Faculty at Bogor
Agriculture Institute (IPB Bogor), Dr. Rinkso Soekmadi, MSc identified the
illegal wildlife trade in Indonesia as corruption. It exists but very
difficult to stop.
“Illegal wildlife trade equals to corruption. The actions exist but the actors are not clear. Even if we see them, we still don’t have the braveness to stop it,” said Dr.Rinkso in his opening remark at a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) in Savero Flower Hotel Bogor, Tuesday (March 15, 2016). Topic of the FGD was “Combating Illegal and Unsustainable Trade in Endangered Species in Inonesia: Information Sharing and Database System Related to Illegal Wildlife Trade in Indonesia. “
This FGD is a programme of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) implemented by UNDP in relation to project document development for full project.
Over 50 participants attended the FGD. Participants included from Indonesian and international NGO’s, IPB, BAPPENAS, BKSDA, USAID, UNDP, Police, and the Indonesian Science Institute (LIPI).
Dean of Forestry Faculty at Bogor Agriculture Institute (IPB Bogor), Dr. Rinkso Soekmadi, MSc at the opening of the Focus Group Discussion (FGD).
Director of Biodiversity Conservation at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Bambang Dahono Adji at the opening of the FGD. He attended the opening but unfortunately could not attend the FGD session entirely. (Photo: Scorpion)
Opening session of the FGD. (Photo: Scorpion)
All participants of the FGD.