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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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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...

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...

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...

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...
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