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Close down all illegal wildlife sales in Indonesia. The wildlife belongs in the wild. Indonesian Law No. 5/1990 says: Every person who kill, capture, keep protected species (alive or dead) can be sentenced to five years in jail and fine of IDR100 million (US$7,400.00).
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BKSDA Deaf to NGO’s Illegal Gibbon Alarm Call? (July 17, 2015)

Investigators from wildlife trade monitoring group SCORPION have four times told BKSDA of a Siamang gibbon being held illegally and cruelly outside a military officer’s home in Cibubur, Ciracas sub-district, East Jakarta, but no confiscation has yet taken place. SCORPION’s Senior investigator Marison Guciano said, “We are very worried about the health of this endangered primate and just as worried about our own BKSDA officials doing nothing to help it. If the law is not going to be enforced we will soon have no wild animals left in the wild.”

Posted on 19:53 July 17th, 2015 Read more...

SCORPION: Eating Fruit Bats Does Not Help or Cure Asthma (July 11, 2015)

Investigators from environmental group SCORPION are increasingly concerned for the future of fruit bats. People are being misled by traders into believing eating fruit bats can cure asthma. This is totally untrue. It won’t help or even cure asthma. People are wasting their money and fruit bats are disappearing from our local environment.

Posted on 19:44 July 13th, 2015 Read more...

SCORPION: Illegal Wildlife Traders Should be Punished optimally (July 8, 2015)

Executive Director of Scorpion Wildlife Monitoring Group Morison Guciano has urged Indonesia's courts to impose harsh punishment upon illegal wildlife traders to give deterrence effect.Executive Director of Scorpion Wildlife Monitoring Group Morison Guciano has urged Indonesia's courts to impose harsh punishment upon illegal wildlife traders to give deterrence effect.

Posted on 14:25 July 11th, 2015 Read more...

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...
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