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Illegal Traders Using Social Media to Sell Protected Birds Arrested in Indonesia

by Christin VanZant last modified Sep 21, 2016 08:57 PM
Contributors: Wildlife Conservation Society
MN began selling protected animals through Facebook and Blackberry messenger in 2015. According to the WCU’s investigation, he was an active supplier to buyers in Java of protected species such as knobbed hornbill, cockatoos and lories, and of protected animal parts.

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Makassar, Indonesia (September 15, 2016) South Sulawesi Regional Police conducted an operation on September 9, 2016, to tackle online trade of protected and endangered species in Makassar. The operation resulted in the seizure of evidence that included 7 knobbed hornbills (Aceros cassidix), 3 rare Sulawesi hawk-eagles (Spizaetus lanceolatus), and horn of sambar deer (Rusa unicolor).



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