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SCORPION Urges Government to Ban Animal Trading (July 1, 2015)

Jakarta (Antara Bali): The non-governmental organisation working on wildlife conservation, SCORPION, urges the government to prohibit protected wildlife trading."We ask the government to shut down illegal wildlife trades," Senior investigator of SCORPION Marison Guciano said in a statement received by Antara here Tuesday.

Posted on 22:00 July 06th, 2015 Read more...

SCORPION'S PRESS RELEASE: DON’T KILL OUR WILD BIRDS (JULY 2, 2015)

"Stop Killing and Eating Our Wildlife" is the message activists from Indonesia’s newest wildlife NGO, SCORPION Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group, want people to hear loud and clear. Last week activists from SCORPION visited Jalan Metrologi Ujung Medan and took photographs of wild birds on sale at the roadside. They were shocked at the number of wild birds being sold and it is obvious they cannot be repopulated this fast in their natural habitat. A week later SCORPION returned to the same place and found a different man selling wild birds. The birds were smaller than what SCORPION found the previous week.

Posted on 15:25 July 02nd, 2015 Read more...

Close Down Pramuka and Jatinegara Wildlife Markets – NOW (June 29, 2015)

Scorpion, has been formed by Indonesians concerned at the sight of their country’s rapidly disappearing wildlife, which is being killed or captured for sale in notorious wildlife markets. Undercover investigators have been shocked at the large amount of wildlife on sale, much of it ‘protected’ species, crammed into tiny, dirty cages. It’s illegal. It’s cruel. It has to be stopped.

Posted on 13:32 June 29th, 2015 Read more...

THE KILLING FIELD of the wildlife (June 27, 2015)

Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia (Saturday, 27th of June, 2015): On Saturday, June 21, 2015 SCORPION Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group visited Jalan Metrologi Ujung Medan and took photographs of wild birds on sale on one end of the main bridge crossing Tembung River. Today, SCORPION visited the same place again and found a different man selling wild birds. The birds were smaller than what SCORPION found in previous week. Therefore, their prices are cheaper. Last week, the price was IDR 20,000 (US$1.50) per bird, today it is only IDR 10,000 (US$0.75 or less than 1 dollar) per bird.

Posted on 13:25 June 29th, 2015 Read more...

Mentawai’s endemic species said to be on brink of extinction (June 5, 2015)

Five primate endemic species in Mentawai Islands regency, West Sumatra, are threatened with extinction, a researcher says. A primate researcher from Padang’s Andalas University Biological School, Rizaldi, said the five primate species were under serious threat due to further pressure on their habitat. “They have lost their homes and habitat. Previously, they faced a serious threat from illegal logging, but now it’s from traditional farms and modern plantations, as well as poaching with poisoned arrows, air rifles and poisoned darts. They are also traded outside the area as well as facing threats from logging through forest concessions,” Rizaldi told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.

Posted on 15:35 June 07th, 2015 Read more...

Wildlife crime still thriving in Indonesia (June 7, 2015)

Pangolins and cockatoos, two species native to Indonesia, command high value. They are, however, endangered wildlife. Trading in them is illegal. Two recent police busts, one in North Sumatra and the other in East Java, revealed the lengths smugglers go to in order to profit from wildlife crime. The two cases underscore the huge, shady business of illicit wildlife trafficking, which has been given a further boost by online technology. - See more at: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/06/07/wildlife-crime-still-thriving-indonesia.html#sthash.CCSZUDsb.iRbzp5Vd.dpuf

Posted on 14:56 June 07th, 2015 Read more...
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