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Push to revise conservation law as Indonesians post wildlife crimes to Facebook (July 10, 2015)

The Indonesian government has promised to crack down on the growing number of people showing off dead or abused endangered animals on social media.Several cases have received national attention. In February, residents of the Sumatran village of Sibide posted pictures to Facebook of themselves posing with a dead Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae), whose dwindling population in the wild amounts to no more than a few hundred.

Posted on 14:07 July 11th, 2015 Read more...

Masked Monkey Show Continues Outside Jakarta (July 9, 2015)

In Jakarta, the masked monkey show has been banned, but, outside of Jakarta that show continues. A group of young men performed a masked monkey show on the roadside of Bandar Setia Street, Percut Sei Tuan sub-district, Deli Serdang district of North Sumatra province on Thursday (July 9, 2015).

Posted on 06:35 July 11th, 2015 Read more...

Trade of Fruit Bats in Medan Continues (27 June 2015)

In Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra province there is misleading information saying fruit bat meat can cure asthma. This information has never been scientifically proven, but there are always people looking for fruit bat for food although the price is much more expensive than the price of beef. A bat with a weight of less than 1 kilogram can be sold at a price of IDR300,000 (USD23.00) per individual while beef costs less than IDR100,000 (US$7.00).

Posted on 09:10 July 09th, 2015 Read more...

Atjehlink: Forestry and Police Officers Confiscate 4 Protected Species (July 4, 2015)

One of the Environment and Forestry Ministry’s agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) together with Aceh police officers confiscated five protected animals from a number of houses in Banda Aceh. These animals scheduled to be released to the wild habitat in protected forest areas.The five animals consist of siamang (1), sun bears (2), and gibbon (2). Animals seized were subsequently taken to the BKSDA Aceh to be placed temporarily in cages before reintroduction into forests.

Posted on 07:25 July 09th, 2015 Read more...

Starving orangutans saved from certain death by team of rescuers who transported them from isolated woodland to lush forest (July 6, 2015)

This is the heartwarming moment a family of starving orangutans were rescued from an isolated patch of woodland and released back into their natural habitat.The primates became stranded in West Borneo, Indonesia, after agricultural plantations and illegal gold mines invaded their forest home and left them without food.

Posted on 00:55 July 09th, 2015 Read more...

Shocking pictures show four dolphins kept in a tiny Bali resort swimming pool (July 6, 2015)

Shocking photographs show dolphins kept in horrific conditions in a small resort swimming pool in Bali. The four dolphins are kept in a chlorinated pool measuring 10m by 20m at a hotel at Keramas Beach on the Indonesian holiday island. The Wake Bali Dolphins tourist attraction charges visitors money for an 'exciting' dolphin experience, allowing people with swim with, hug and kiss the dolphins.

Posted on 00:29 July 09th, 2015 Read more...
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