Penyelundup Bagian Tubuh Harimau Kembali Ditangkap di Samarinda

(July 11, 2018) Samarinda – Pelaku penyelundupan bagian tubuh harimau dan satwa lainnya ditangkap di Bandara Halim Perdanakusuma (Jakarta Timur, 11 April 2018). Pelaku berinisial Mus (51 th) tersebut berasal dari Kecamatan Samarinda Seberang, Kalimantan Timur. Pelaku ditahan aparat di bandara saat berusaha menyelundupkan empat taring harimau, satu kuku harimau, 18 taring macan, dan 69 taring beruang. Aparat yang ikut terlibat dalam penangkapan pelaku yaitu dari Angkasa Pura, Aviation Security, Karantina B...

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Nelayan Lewomuda Lepaskan Hiu Paus yang Terjerat Jaring

(July 11, 2018) Desa Lewomuda, Flores Timur, 23 Maret 2018 – Sipri (30 th) beserta empat anak buah kapalnya sedang mencari ikan di laut. Salah satu jaring yang mereka tarik terasa berat dan pada awalnya dikira terkena arus - ternyata ditemukan bahwa seekor hiu paus terjerat jaring mereka. Nelayan tersebut langsung menginformasikan perihal terjeratnya hiu paus ke Kepala Desa dan Kelompok Masyarakat Pengawas (Pokmaswas) setempat. Informasi tersebut diteruskan ke Kabid Pengawasan Sumber Daya Perikanan dan Pe...

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Pelaku Penebangan Liar di Kawasan Taman Nasional Bukit Barisan Selatan Ditangkap

(July 11, 2018) Lampung Barat, 23 Maret 2018 – Berawal dari informasi mengenai penebangan liar di area perbatasan kawasan Taman Nasional Bukit Barisan Selatan (TNBBS), tim Forest Crime Unit (FCU) WCU berkoordinasi dengan tim patroli SMART dan Kepala Seksi II Bengkunat TNBBS untuk memastikan lokasi kejadian. Setelah dilakukan pengecekan area dengan didampingi Masyarakat Mitra Polhut (MMP) dipastikan bahwa telah terjadi penebangan liar di kawasan TNBBS, tepatnya di resort Ngambur SPTN II Bengkunat. Di lokas...

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Sebuah Proyektil Ditemukan pada Sisa Bangkai Gajah di Taman Nasional Way Kambas, Lampung

(July 11, 2018) Lampung Timur, 14 Maret 2018 – Pasca penemuan bangkai gajah di SPTN III Resort Kuala Penet Taman Nasional Way Kambas (TNWK) pada 12 Februari lalu, tim gabungan Polsek Labuhan Ratu dan Polsek Braja Selebah, RPTN Kuala Penet, dengan dukungan dari WCU dan Rhino Protection Unit (RPU) melakukan pengumpulan informasi dan keterangan dari Tempat Kejadian Perkara (TKP). Proyektil peluru silinder berukuran antara 5-8 mm ditemukan di antara sisa-sisa tulang dan daging gajah yang membusuk. Menurut ket...

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Perdagangan Trenggiling di Sukabumi Berhasil Digagalkan

(July 11, 2018) Sukabumi, 9 Maret 2018 – Berawal dari pengembangan kasus perdagangan trenggiling (Manis javanica) sebelumnya, Odi (46 th) tertangkap tangan di terminal Cikembang, Sukabumi. Odi yang kesehariannya merupakan buruh tani dan pengambil madu di hutan juga berperan sebagai pengepul daging dan sisik trenggiling. Pelaku mengendalikan lebih dari 10 pemburu trenggiling. Polres Sukabumi yang melakukan operasi penangkapan tersebut menyita 1,6 kg sisik trenggiling yang dibungkus dalam satu kantung plast...

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Penguatan Kerjasama Lembaga Pemerintah dan Lembaga Non-Pemerintah untuk Konservasi Laut dan Satwa Laut di Provinsi NTT

(July 11, 2018) Kupang, 7 Maret 2018 – Dinas Kelautan dan Provinsi Nusa Tenggara Timur (DKP NTT) dan LSM melakukan rapat koordinasi terkait peningkatan kerjasama di bidang konservasi laut dan satwa laut. Melalui pertemuan ini, kedua pihak menyepakati perlunya pertukaran informasi terkait aktivitas perlindungan dan konservasi pada habitat cetacea (paus, lumba-lumba, pesut) di wilayah perairan NTT yang merupakan salah satu jalur migrasi megafauna laut di Indonesia. Pemerintah berkomitmen untuk meningkatkan ...

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Rumah Penjual Satwa Dilindungi Digerebek di Kebumen

(July 11, 2018) Kebumen, 1 Maret 2018 – Rumah pelaku perdagangan satwa dilindungi digerebek Polda Jawa Tengah setelah mendapatkan informasi dari WCU. Pelaku yang berinisial Jon (26 th) ditahan Polda Jawa Tengah di kediamannya di Desa Banjareja, Kecamatan Kuwarasan, Kabupaten Kebumen. Barang bukti yang ditemukan di kediaman pelaku antara lain tiga ekor elang laut (Haliaeetus sp.), satu ekor alap-alap kawah (Falco peregrinus), dan satu ekor landak (Hystrix brachyura). Satwa-satwa tersebut termasuk dalam daf...

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Pakai Potasium Sianida, Dua Nelayan Ditangkap

(July 11, 2018) Flores Timur, 23 Februari 2018 – Tim gabungan Polisi Air Larantuka, Dinas Kelautan dan Perikanan (DKP) Flores Timur dan WCU berhasil menangkap dua nelayan yang melakukan penangkapan ikan dengan menggunakan bahan kimia beracun, potasium sianida. Kedua pelaku, Ahm (43 th) dan Mus (46 th) ditahan setelah dilakukan pemeriksaan terhadap isi/muatan kapal mereka di perairan Desa Kawalelo, Kecamatan Deman Pagong, Kabupaten Flores Timur. Polisi mengamankan satu badan kapal tanpa nama, 20 ekor ikan ...

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Pelaku Perdagangan Online Burung Dilindungi Ditangkap di Gorontalo

(July 11, 2018) Gorontalo, 7 Februari 2018 – Tiga pelaku perdagangan online burung dilindungi telah berhasil ditangkap oleh Polda Gorontalo dengan dukungan data dan informasi dari Wildlife Crimes Unit (WCU). Ketiga pelaku, Wah (26 th), Nov (23 th), dan Anw (26 th) tertangkap tangan ketika sedang membawa dua ekor burung paruh bengkok di Kelurahan Tapa, Kecamatan Kota Utara, Gorontalo. Burung paruh bengkok tersebut termasuk dalam daftar satwa yang dilindungi oleh UU No. 5 tahun 1990. Petugas menyita satu ek...

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Video Detik-detik Penggerebekan Sindikat Perdagangan Harimau Awetan di Binjai

(September 19, 2015) Pelaku jaringan perdagangan satwa menunjukkan barang bukti kulit harimau yang akan mereka jual Rp30 juta. Foto: Ayat S KarokaroBalai Besar Taman Nasional Gunung Leuser (BBTNGL), dibantu pasukan SPORC Macan Tutul dan tim Wildlife Crime Unit (WCU), Kamis malam (17/9/15), berhasil menggagalkan transaksi penjualan harimau Sumatera awetan, di sebuah hotel di Kota Binjai, Sumatera Utara. Harimau terlihat utuh minus kepala, yang menurut pelaku dipotong dan dibuang, karena telah rusak saat diburu. Dalam...

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Walah! Sindikat Perdagangan Harimau Terungkap, Oknum Dinas Kehutanan Ikut Main

(September 11, 2015) Kompol Andi Kirana, Wakapolres Aceh Tenggara memeriksa barang bukti kulit harimau yang berhasil diamankan dari dua pelaku. Foto: Ayat S Karokaro Balai Besar Taman Nasional Gunung Leuser (BBTNGL), bersama Polres Aceh Tamiang dan Wildlife Crime Unit (WCU), membongkar sindikat perdagangan harimau Sumatera, di Kutacane, Aceh Tenggara, Aceh. Dua orang tertangkap bersama barang bukti. Bahkan, setelah diselidiki oknum Dinas Kehutanan, terlibat. Andi Basrul, Kepala BBTNGL, Kamis (10/9/15), di Medan, men...

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Tiga Pemburu dan Seorang Penjual Organ Tubuh Harimau Sumatera Dibekuk di Aceh

Tiga Pemburu dan Seorang Penjual Organ Tubuh Harimau Sumatera Dibekuk di Aceh
(August 10, 2015) Perdagangan satwa liar ilegal masih marak terjadi di Aceh. Bahkan, Aceh merupakan zona merah untuk kasus perdagangan satwa dilindungi. Tim Direktorat Reserse Kriminal Khusus Polda Aceh bersama tim dari WCU/WCS kali ini menangkap tiga pemburu harimau dan seorang penjual satwa tersebut di Kabupaten Aceh Tamiang, Aceh, Sabtu (8/8/15). Satu anggota tubuh harimau jantan remaja berhasil diamankan dari lokasi penggerebekan sebagai barang bukti. Legal Advisor Wildlife Crime Unit/Wildlife Conservation S...

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Penjual Orangutan Diganjar Dua Tahun Penjara

(July 10, 2015) MedanBisnis - Medan. Majelis hakim Pengadilan Negeri (PN) Medan menjatuhkan hukuman penjara selama dua tahun kepada Vast Haris Nugroho Sentono, dalam kasus perdagangan satwa liar dilindungi berupa seekor orangutan sumatra (pongo abelii). Vast juga dibebani membayar denda Rp 10 juta dengan subsider satu bulan kurungan. Dalam sidang yang digelar di Ruang Candra I, Kamis (9/7), majelis hakim diketuai Agus Setiawan menilai perbuatan terdakwa bertentangan dengan program pemerintah dalam upaya pele...

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Hornbill Beak Traders were Arrested in North Sumatra

Hornbill Beak Traders were Arrested in North Sumatra
(June 15, 2015) Forest rangers from the Gunung Leuser National Park supported by the Wildlife Crimes Unit arrested hornbill beak traders in Langkat, North Sumatra. The traders were arrested on June 14 when they tried to sell 12 helmeted hornbill beaks to a buyer. The authority also confiscated two rifle guns used to poach the protected hornbills and two cellphones. The traders have been poaching hornbills since 12 years ago, and have sold 24 hornbill beaks to a dealer and one middleman last month. Since si...

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Arrested online bird trader in Lampung

Arrested online bird trader in Lampung
(June 14, 2015) Lampung police and BKSDA, supported by WCU technical assistance arrested online bird trader in Metro, Lampung on June 9. The authority also confiscated 3 yellow-crested cockatoos, 1 white cockatoo, 3 black-capped lories, and 4 Nias hill mynas. His online network is also able to provide and sell protected leopard cats, hornbills, tiger cub, and sun bear cub. He owns a bird shop and also sells the animals through Facebook, BlackBerry Messenger, and twitter.

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WCU Arrested a Manta Plates Trader in Banten

WCU Arrested a Manta Plates Trader in Banten
(June 04, 2015) The Ministry of Marine and Fisheries supported by WCU's technical assistance arrested a manta plates trader in Binuangeun, Banten Province. The trader was arrested with the evidence of 3 kilograms manta plates. WCU support the Indonesian government's efforts to protect Manta Rays and sharks through law enforcement actions.

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WCU Arrested an Online Tiger Parts Trader in Jakarta

WCU Arrested an Online Tiger Parts Trader in Jakarta
(May 21, 2015) BKSDA Jakarta supported by the Wildlife Crimes Unit investigation arrested an online tiger parts trader in Jakarta on Tuesday, May 19. The suspect was arrested with the evidence of 2 stuffed tigers, 1 stuffed clouded leopard, 1 stuffed sambar deer, and 1 stuffed green turtle. The suspect offered the tiger parts through the Internet. Since 2005, the online trade of live animals and parts has increased significantly due to easy access to the Internet, flexibility, safety reason, and increase numbe...

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The Minister of Environment and Forestry awarded WCU

The Minister of Environment and Forestry awarded WCU
(May 09, 2015) The Minister of Environment and Forestry, Ibu Siti Nurbaya awarded WCU for the assistance in revealing pangolin smuggling with CID National Police in Medan. Awards are given because of the quality of WCU’s collaboration work with the police and will act as a reminder to maintain the quality of work. 

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Confiscating Bear Paws and Tortoises' Carapace

Confiscating Bear Paws and Tortoises' Carapace
(April 29, 2015) WCU found additional evidences including 26 bear paws and tortoises' carapace in the crime scene where the Indonesian National Police confiscated 5 tons of pangolins, 77 kilograms scales, and 96 live pangolins. Bear paws are common on the black market. Bear paws are in demand since they are also believed to hold some medicinal value. Paws have been used as an alternative treatment for rheumatism, and are also used as an ingredient in certain types of Chinese cuisine.

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Indonesian National Police Seize Major Shipment of Pangolins, Arrest Smuggler

Indonesian National Police Seize Major Shipment of Pangolins, Arrest Smuggler
(April 29, 2015) The Indonesian National Police (BARESKRIM MABES POLRI) supported by Wildlife Crimes Unit arrested pangolin smuggler in Medan on April 23. A total of 5 tons frozen pangolins, 77 kilograms scales, and 96 live pangolins were confiscated from the smuggler.This is the largest case of pangolin smuggling in Indonesia since 2008 when the Indonesian National Police, supported by WCU, arrested two smugglers and confiscated 13.8 tons of frozen pangolins in Palembang. Based on current black market prices, t...

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Indonesian Authorities Arrest Online Orangutan Trader

Indonesian Authorities Arrest Online Orangutan Trader
(April 19, 2015) Online orangutan trader arrested by the Rapid Respond Forest Police (SPORC) of BBKSDA North Sumatra on April 2015 with WCU's technical assistance. The trader intentionally sold a juvenile Sumatran orangutan through social media network such as Facebook and BlackBerry Messaging. With a total of 38 million internet users in Indonesia and 62 million active Facebook users, social media has become a potential market for wildlife traders.

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New Arrest!

New Arrest!
(February 16, 2015) The East Java polices supported by WCU arrested two tiger traders. Two suspects allegedly sold two stuffed tigers, four stuffed sambar deer, and two stuffed sea turtles to the buyer. The suspects confessed that they sold tiger skins and stuffed tigers for more than 15 years period. The arrest took place in Madiun on February 11, 2015.

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Major Tiger Trader Busted in Indonesia

Major Tiger Trader Busted in Indonesia
(February 12, 2015) The Wildlife Crimes Unit, South Sumatra Military Police, and BKSDA South Sumatra announced today the recent arrest of a major wildlife trafficker illegally trading in tiger parts and other protected wildlife in Indonesia. The suspect has allegedly sold more than 100 stuffed tigers over a ten-year period. The arrest took place in Palembang on February 1, 2015. The trafficker, identified as Ksm allegedly traded the illegal goods to buyers in Southern Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and to a tiger ...

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In unprecedented move, Indonesia punishes illegal manta ray trader

In unprecedented move, Indonesia punishes illegal manta ray trader
(February 09, 2015) A manta trader was verdict for 1.3 years and fined for USD 4,500. He allegedly sold 27 kg manta plates at the price of USD 4,000. This verdict is the first law enforcement actions under the new manta protection regulation. Throughout 2014, Wildlife Crimes Unit assisted MMAF through investigation to manta plates trader. Five suspects of manta plates trader have been arrested in Indramayu, Surabaya and Bali within August – September 2014. Indonesian police had confiscated in total of 140 kg ...

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Tiger Traders Busted in Indonesia

Tiger Traders Busted in Indonesia
(November 09, 2014) Two traders arrested for selling endangered Sumatran tiger parts including a whole skin, a stuffed head, and stuffed paws    Arrests were made by West Java Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) of the Ministry of Forestry and the Indonesian Police (Lampung office), with technical assistance from WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit   Traders face maximum of 5 years prison and a fine of USD $10,000   NEW YORK (October 30, 2014) – The West Java Natural Reso...

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Busting Indonesia’s Manta Gill Trade

Busting Indonesia’s Manta Gill Trade
(October 09, 2014) Writing this from a hotel room in Indonesia’s second-largest city, Surabaya, I realize that I am filled with trepidation as I wait for the phone next to me to ring. When it does, the voice on the other end will tell me it’s go time; the culmination of many years of work towards ending the global trade in manta ray gills.Worth up to US$30 million a year, this industry depends on the traders for its survival. Chief among them is a secretive local man, I’ve been calling Mr. Big. W...

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In Indonesia, a Major Arrest of Manta Ray Trader by Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries

(September 30, 2014) WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit assists Ministry in bust Arrest marks first-ever enforcement action of Indonesia’s recent national protection of manta rays Indonesia operates largest known shark and ray fisheries on earth NEW YORK (SEPTEMBER 30, 2014) – The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), Government of Indonesia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’s Wildlife Crimes Unit announced today the first-ever series of enforcement actions against...

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Aceh Police Arrest Two for Endangered Wildlife Trade

(January 21, 2014) Thejakartaglobe : Aceh Police on Friday confiscated eight specimens of protected wildlife that had been preserved by two men to be sold to a collectors, a local police official said. Speaking at a press conference in Banda Aceh on Monday, the director of the special crimes unit of the Aceh Police, Sr. Comr. Joko Irwanto announced the arrests of the two individuals, identified as M., 33, and M.M., 38, who were residents from the Central Aceh district. Joko said the animals seized include t...

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