ZOOS: THE LINK IN THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

The arrest of a Semarang Zoo official with the initials ‘HN’ has developed from the arrest of individual ‘MZ’, a wildlife trader in Bantul, on the 8th of February 2016, by the Criminal Investigation Agency of the Indonesian National Police, Centre for Orangutan Protection, and Jakarta Animal Aid Network.

HN, who worked as a veterinarian in the Semarang Zoo, was arrested in front of the individual’s workplace on the 11th of February 2016, in possession of a baby Sunbear.

“Enforcement of wildlife trafficking law must be in accordance with Regulation 5, 1990, regarding Conservation of Natural Resources and Ecosystems; maximum 5 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of 100,000,000.00 Rupiah (one hundred million rupiah)” stated Daniek Hendarto, Anti Wildlife Crime Manager, Centre for Orangutan Protection.

KEBUN BINATANG, MATA RANTAI PERDAGANGAN SATWA LIAR ILEGAL

Tertangkapnya HN oknum Kebun Binatang di Semarang merupakan pengembangan dari penangkapan MZ pedagang satwa liar di Bantul pada 8 Februari 2016 yang lalu oleh Badan Reserse Kriminal Kepolisian Republik Indonesia, Centre for Orangutan Protection dan Jakarta Animal Network.

HN yang berkerja sebagai dokter hewan Kebun Binatang di Semarang tertangkap tangan di depan lokasi kerjanya pada 11 Februari 2016 dengan barang bukti bayi beruang madu.

“Penegakan hukum perdagangan satwa liar harus sesuai Undang-Undang Nomor 5 tahun 1990 tentang Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam hayati dan Ekosistemnya. Hukumun penjara paling lama 5 (lima) tahun dan denda paling banyak Rp 100.000.000,00 (seratus juta rupiah).”, tegas Daniek Hendarto, manajer Anti Wildlife Crime COP.

SOUND FOR ORANGUTAN JAKARTA 2016 “MENOLAK PUNAH”

Centre for Orangutan Protection is an Indonesian original organization which focuses on rescue, preservation and protection of orangutan in its habitat, as well as outside the habitat. Founded in 2007, COP works to counter any crimes against orangutan and their natural habitats. COP investigates, documents, exposes, and if necessary, readily confronts any persons or groups who threaten to disrupt the life of orangutan or local communities living nearby. COP conducts several rapid-response teams to rehabilitate orangutan in Labanan, East Borneo.

In the forefront stands Orangufriends, the supporter group of COP which is always ready to exhaust all means to assist COP. They always have thousands idea to help orangutan. They visit schools to raise students’ awareness, they do campaigns to raise public support, they organize charity events to raise fund and many more. Everything they do, they do it because and for orangutan.

Sound for Orangutan is one of the fund raising event organized by Orangufriends. All of the funds collected in SFO went to COP’s Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in Labanan, East Borneo. SFO was first organized in 2012 and has been held 3 times in Jakarta, once in Yogyakarta, and once in Melbourne. The next will be held in Jakarta in May 2016 with a shoot-out “Menolak Punah”.

Literally, menolak punah means ‘to refuse to extinct’ or ‘to survive’. Seeing their miserable condition in Borneo, this is what the orangutans probably want to say if only they could speak. Both sumatran and bornean Orangutans are listed on Appendix 1 of CITES, which means that they are extremely endangered species. The population keeps decreasing every year. COP takes a great effort to prevent the extinction and this charity event Sound for Orangutan is one of what Orangufriends do to assist the effort.

For you who have a concern about Orangutan, please feel free to join the event. Visit our website www.sound4orangutan.com and our Facebook Page Centre for Orangutan Protection for more information. See you in SFO Jakarta 2016 “Menolak Punah”!

COLLECTOR OF SUMATRAN TIGER PELTS DETAINED

Yet another success resulting from the hard work and patience of law enforcement teams. On the 25th of Februari 2016, Centre for Orangutan Protection along with colleagues and the Special Crime Investigation unit of the South Sumatran Police reported the sale of body parts belonging to protected wild animals, specifically whole tiger pelts 130cm in length, as well as the tiger’s bones, still in embalming fluid. The female tiger was estimated to be of juvenile age. Three holes were found in the skin which were suspected to be gunshot wounds made by the hunter.

In this first COP operation in Sumatra for the 2016 year, the suspect, 44 years old, has been found to be a large-scale collector of tiger body parts. “The wildlife trade is evolving. Online Media plays a huge role in its development. The demand for wild animals as well as the increasingly sparse habitat is diminishing the existence of these wild animals. The sentencing for offenders of wildlife crime must be harsh, so that the criminals are wary and afraid to commit these crimes.” Said Daniek Hendarto, Anti-Wildlife Crime Manager for Centre for Orangutan Protection.

Based on Paragraph 21, Clause 2 of Regulation 5, 1990: All persons are prohibited from (b) storing, possessing, transporting or trading dead protected animal species and (d) trading, storing or possessing skins, carcasses, or other body parts of protected animal species, or items made from or containing parts of such animals, or exporting these items from anywhere in Indonesia to another location within or outside of Indonesia. Sentence of imprisonment maximum 5 (five) years and a maximum fine of 100,000,000.00 Rupiah (One hundred million rupiah).

PENGEPUL KULIT HARIMAU SUMATERA TERTANGKAP TANGAN
Satu lagi keberhasilan atas kerja keras dan kesabaran tim untuk penegakkan hukum. Centre for Orangutan Protection bersama rekan lainnya dan Reskimsus Polda Sumatera Selatan, 25 Februari 2016, mengungkap kasus penjualan bagian satwa liar yang dilindungi yaitu kulit harimau utuh sepanjang 130 cm, lengkap dengan tulangnya yang masih dalam cairan pengawet. Harimau betina ini diperkirakan berumur remaja. Terdapat tiga lubang di tubuhnya yang diperkirakan bekas luka tembakan si pemburu.

Dalam operasi bersama untuk pertama kalinya COP di Sumatera tahun 2016 ini, Tersangka Shn (44 tahun) merupakan pengepul bagian tubuh satwa liar Harimau yang cukup besar. “Perdagangan satwa liar menjamur. Media online sangat berperan besar dalam perkembangannya. Permintaan dan semakin sempitnya habitat menyudutkan keberadaan satwa liar ini. Hukuman pelaku kejahatan terhadap satwa liar harus berat, agar takut dan jera untuk melakukan kejahatan itu.”, ujar Daniek Hendarto, Manajer Anti Wildlife Crime Centre for Orangutan Protection.

Berdasarkan Pasal 21 ayat (2) Undang-Undang Nomor 5 tahun 1990 Setiap orang dilarang untuk (b) menyimpan, memiliki, memelihara, mengangkut dan memperniagakan satwa yang dilindungi dalam keadaan mati dan (d) memperniagakan, menyimpan atau memiliki kulit, tubuh atau bagian-bagian lain satwa yang dilindungi atau barang-barang yang dibuat dari bagian-bagian satwa tersebut atau mengeluarkannya dari suatu tempat di Indonesia ke tempat lain di dalam atau di luar Indonesia. Saksi pidana penjara paling lama 5 (lima) tahun dan denda paling banyak Rp 100.000.000,00 (seratus juta rupiah).

“Jatuhkan vonis yang seberat-beratnya! Penegakan hukum harus jadi prioritas.”, tambah Daniek Hendarto. (YUN)

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