The Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group expressed their gratitude and appreciation to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry’s (MoEF) Law Enforcement Agency (Balai Pencegahan dan Penegakan Hukum/BPPHLHK) Surabaya for their cooperation with the Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group and Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) in the effort to rescue four protected primates in East Jakarta on 11th of August 2017.
Of the four animals rescued, three were Javan leaf monkeys (Presbytis comate), and one was a Silver leaf monkey (Trachypithecuns auratus).
“We hope that cooperation in efforts to rescue wildlife and eradicate the illegal trade in protected animals can be strengthened in the future,” Scorpion states in the letter to the head of BPPHLHK Agency in Surabaya.
The BPPHLHK Agency in Surabaya works in the areas covering: Java, Bali, and Nusa Tenggara.
“As Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) engaged in the monitoring of wildlife trade and the prevention of animal cruelty, we are very pleased to assist in the seizure of the four protected animals. We hope that in the future, we can continue to cooperate in the prevention of crimes against animals,” the letter which was signed by Scorpion Executive Director, Gunung Gea adds.
The letter to BPPHLHK was forwarded to the MoEF’s Director General for Law Enforcement, and the Minister of Environment and Forestry.
Director of Wildlife Investigation Division at Scorpion Foundation, Marison Guciano (no. 1 from left) and the Law Enforcement Agency team members discussing plan rescuing the four primates from East Jakarta.