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ProFauna Indonesia's Notes - 2012:

The Internet Trade of Rare Wildlife Increases

12/28/2012

The trade of rare wildlife on the internet increases in 2012. ProFauna Indonesia, a leading organisation working for the protection of wildlife in Indonesia, records show that there have been more than 303 protected wildlife consisting of 27 species being traded on the internet along 2012. The scpecies were: Java mouse-deer (Tragulus javanicus), pangolin (Manis javanica), barking deer (Muntiacus mutjack), leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis), Javan langur (Trachypithecus auratus), slow loris (Nycticebus sp.), Javan Hawk-eagle (Nisaetus bartelsi), black eagle (Ictinaetus malayensis), palm Cockatoo (Probosciger atterimus), and Salmon-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua molucensis).

The wildlife protected by law were traded in some online shopping websites like Toko Bagus, Kaskus, and Berniaga. Traders also advertised the illegal wildlife through their social networks like Facebook...



Source: ProFauna Indonesia's Notes - 2012: The Internet Trade of Rare Wildlife Increases
Author: ProFauna Indonesia


Date: 2012-12-28

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