On Saturday 21 February 2015 a big confiscation took place in Bandung.
The wildlife trader who was kept in the loop since a while by the wildlife crime unit team consisting of the National Police Unit and sisterorganizations COP & JAAN which resulted In the succesfull confiscation of many individual animals belonging to 14 different wildlife species, all critically endangered on the CITES Red List (http://www.iucnredlist.org/about/citing);
- 1 baby orangoetan (Pongo Pygmaeus sumatrensis), Sumatra
- 1 baby sunbear (Helarctos malayanus), probably from Sumatra
- 3 Palmcockatoos (Probosciger aterrimus), Papua
- Yellow Crested Cockatoos (Cacatua sulphurea)
- 3 (Macaca Hecki) Sulawesi
- 2 Tarsiers (Tarsius tarsier) probably from Sulawesi
- 1 Kus Kus (Ailurops ursinus), from Papua
- 8 Knobbed Hornbills (Aceros cassidix), from Sulawesi
- 1 Pesquet Parrot (Psittrichas fulgidus)
- 1 Lory (Lorius lory)
- 1 Salmon-Crested cocatoo (Cacatua Moluccensis) Seram island
- 1 Leopard cat (Felis bengalensis)
The trader was operating his business on Facebook and was a supplier to zoos in Europe, Russia and the Middle East. The animals were being kept in appalling conditions and were suffering. The trader is awaiting further legal process and will be sentenced for the violation of biodiversity law Number 5, 1990. The animals are now well cared for under the Wanicare foundation and await further rehabilitation. Practical supplies such as milk and medicine are much needed!
If you would like to help sponsor the care for these animals please donate.
Thank you for your help !