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Endangered Animal Trading on the Rise in Indonesia

I’m so sad to see that the forest areas in Indonesia are still being converted and taken over by humans forcing endemic wildlife species to flee the area.  Indonesia is home to many wonderful animals, some of which are only found there.  Is man’s needs for natural resources more important than keeping a species off the endangered species list?



The Green Turtle is “still the main turtle trade destination in Indonesia”, says Rosek Nurasahid, a ProFauna International wildlife observer.  According to the 2009 end -of-the-year report, ProFauna announced that trade in protected animals species in Indonesia was still high.  The latest ProFauna survey conducted at 70 birds markets in 58 cities in 2009 indicated 183 rare and protected animal species had been traded.


To read more on this, CLICK HERE to read the article found on Asia One News or click on photo below.


Photo taken by: Matt Einholf