Scorpion Foundation on Monday (14/12/2015) reported again its finding of protected species on sale in the Pasar Bintang wildlife market, Medan. In its report to BKSDA in North Sumatra, Scorpion asked to confiscate the protected animal and proceed with legal process of the violation.
Scorpion found the protected species (Nias parrot) displayed at Pasar Bintang, Jl. F.L. Tobing Medan in a visit to the market last Saturday (12/12/2015) and took some pictures which were also sent to BKSDA.
Sales of protected species have been reported to BKSDA regularly but so far no action have been taken against the traders.
In North Sumatra, wild birds are vacuumed from the forest every week without any control of BKSDA to limit the illegal bird hunting.
Meandhile in Padangsidimpuan, a small town (450 km from Medan) in the southern part of Lake Toba, keeping song birds is a popular hobby. On Wednesday (9th of December), Scorpion visited a shop at Jalan Merdeka, Padangsidimpuan. The shop owner said, he also had Nias parrot (protected bird) for sale but it was not displayed in the shop. Greater green leafbird (Chloropsis sonnerati) White-rumped shama (Copsychus malabaricus) are two popular bird species in Padangsidmpuan.
Protected Nias parrot on sale at Pasar Bintang Medan. 12th of December 2015. Photo: Scorpion.
Bird sale at Pasar Bintang. 12th December 2015. Photo: Scorpion.
Pasr Bintang Medan. 12th December 2015. Photo: Scorpion.
BIRD SALE IN PADANGSIDIMPUAN
Bird shop at Jalan Merdeka, Padangsidimpuan. 9th December 2015. Photo: Scorpion.
Greater green leafbird (Chloropsis sonnerati) on sale at price IDR800,000 (USD60.00) perbird in Jalan Merdeka Padangsidimpuan. 9th of December 2015. Photo: Scorpion.
White-rumped shama (Copsychus malabaricus) was on sale at Jalan Merdeka Padangsidimpuan at the price IDR1,800,000 (about USD120.00) per bird. 9th of December 2015. Photo: Scorpion).