8 MONTH JAIL SENTENCE FOR LANGUR TRAFFICKER

It’s been four months since the arrest of a wildlife trafficker in Pasar, Petunjungan village, Paiton, Probolinggo, East Java on the 21st of October 2015, by Probolinggo police and the East Java Conservation and Natural Resources Agency, alongside the Centre for Orangutan Protection. The team secured 5 Javan Langurs at the house of the culprit, which was being used as a warehouse for housing wildlife. The Kraksaan District Court decided that the defendant, Muhamad Fatah Yasin, would receive 8 months imprisonment as well as a fine of 50 million rupiah ($3700 USD), with a 2 month subsidiary jail sentence.

“The verdict, read on the 4th of February 2016, has sharpened the blades in the war against wildlife trafficking.” States Daniek Hendarto, Manager of the Centre for Orangutan Protection Anti-Wildlife Crime Unit.

Throughout 2015, COP carried out several operations in the capture of wildlife traffickers. Within these 5 operations, 57 wild animals were successfully secured by the associated groups and government departments. Four of the criminals involved in these 5 cases have already, or are currently, carrying out their punishments. The Garut operation managed to secure a Sumatran Orangutan, with the culprit Dicky Rusvinda receiving a prison sentence of 1 year and 6 months. In the Surabaya operation 13 eagles were retrieved, and the culprit Paska Aditya was sentenced with 7 months imprisonment and a fine of 2.5 million rupiah ($186 USD). Meanwhile the harshest sentence received was the decision made by the Langsa District Court in which Ramadhani, an accused trafficker of 3 baby Sumatran orangutans, received 2 years imprisonment and a fine of 50 million rupiah ($3700 USD), with subsidiary jail time of 3 months. (YUN)

PEDAGANG LUTUNG JAWA PROBOLINGGO DIVONIS 8 BULAN PENJARA

Empat bulan setelah kasus penangkapan pedagang satwa di dusun Pasar, desa Petunjungan, Kecamatan Paiton, kabupaten Probolinggo, Jawa Timur pada 21 Oktober 2015 oleh Polres Probolinggo dan BBKSDA Jawa Timur bersama Centre for Orangutan Protection. Pada saat itu tim mengamankan 5 (lima) ekor Lutung Jawa di rumah terdakwa yang merupakan gudang penyimpanan satwa. Pengadilan Negeri Krakasan memutuskan, terdakwa Muhamad Fatah Yasin pidana penjara 8 (delapan) bulan dan denda sebesar Rp 50.000.000,00 (lima puluh juta rupiah), subsider 2 (dua) bulan pidana kurungan.

“Putusan yang dibacakan pada 4 Februari 2016 itu semakin menajamkan mata pisau perang melawan perdagangan satwa liar.”, tegas Daniek Hendarto, Manajer Anti Wildlife Crime Centre for Orangutan Protection.

Sepanjang tahun 2015, COP melakukan operasi bersama dalam menangkap perdagangan satwa liar. Dalam 5 kali operasinya tercatat 57 satwa yang berhasil diamankan bersama pihak-pihak terkait. Kelima operasi penegakkan hukum tersebut, empat pelaku sudah dan sedang menjalani hukumannya. Operasi Garut berhasil menyelamatkan satu orangutan Sumatera, dengan terdakwa Dicky Rusvinda dihukum 1 tahun 6 bulan. Operasi Surabaya yang menyelamatkan 13 Elang, terdakwa Paska Aditya mendapat vonis 7 bulan penjara dan denda Rp 2.500.000,00. Sementara itu hukuman terberat adalah Putusan Pengadilan Negeri Langsa yang menjatuhi terdakwa Ramadhani, pedagang 3 bayi orangutan Sumatera dengan hukuman 2 tahun penjara dan denda Rp 50.000.000,00 (lima puluh juta rupiah) subsider 3 bulan penjara. (YUN)

AGAIN, ORANGUTANS BURNED

Facebook users were shocked by photos of two orangutans burned to death because of forest fire in Belimbing, West-Bontang, East Borneo. The photos show a female orangutan and her baby died in the fire until there is no hair remains.

Together with BKSDA Est-Borneo, the Kutai National Park officers, and Bontang Police, APE Crussader arrived on the location on Sunday afternoon, Februari 21, 2016. COP’s team has not got a lot of additional data because the bodies of orangutans were already buried nearby the location.

One of the instructions in order to determine the cause of the deaths was to perform an autopsy on the corpse of these orangutans. Beside, a chronological investigation to the occurrence has also to be done.

“This case has become viral on social media and the international community. The world challenges and highlights us, if we can finish this case of unnatural death of orangutans to its conclusion.” said Ramadhani, COP’s Director of Operations.

In Article 21 paragraph (2) letter a in conjunction with Article 40 paragraph (2) of UU No. 5 1990 on Conservation of Biological Resources and ecosystems sentences an imprisonment of 5 (five) years in prison and a maximum fine of Rp 100,000,000.00 (One hundred million rupiah) for capturing, injuring, killing, keeping, owning, raising, transporting and trading protected animals alive.

For further information and interviews please contact:
Ramadhani
Director of Operations of Centre for Orangutan Protection
email: dhani@cop.or.id
HP: 081349271904

LAGI ORANGUTAN TERPANGGANG

Media Social Facebook diramaikan dengan beredarnya foto orangutan mati terpanggang karena pembakaran lahan di kelurahan Belimbing, kecamatan Bontang Barat, Kalimantan Timur. Dalam foto terlihat orangutan mati terbakar hingga tidak ada sisa rambut atau bulunya disertai dengan kematian anaknya.

Siang, 21 Februari 2016 tim APE Crusader berada di lokasi kejadian bersama BKSDA Kalimantan Timur, Balai Taman Nasional Kutai dan Polres Bontang. Tim Centre for Orangutan Protection belum banyak mendapat data tambahan karena mayat orangutan sudah terlanjur dikubur dekat lokasi kejadian.

Salah satu petunjuk agar mengetahui asal usul kematian orangutan adalah dengan melakukan otopsi terhadap mayat otangutan. Serta melakukan penyelidikan kronologis secara menyeluruh terjadinya kebakaran yang mengakibatkan kematian satwa liar yang dilindungi ini.

“Kasus ini sudah menjadi viral di media sosial dan dunia Internasional. Kita ditantang dan disorot oleh dunia, apakah kita bisa menyelesaikan kasus kematian orangutan tidak wajar ini hingga tuntas.”, ujar Ramadhani, Direktur Operasional COP.

Pada pasal 21 ayat (2) huruf a jo pasal 40 ayat (2) Undang-undang No. 5 Tahun 1990 tentang Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam Hayati dan ekosistemnya mengancam hukuman penjara paling lama 5 (lima) tahun penjara dan denda paling banyak Rp 100.000.000,00 (seratus juta rupiah) bagi orang yang menangkap, melukai, membunuh, menyimpan, memiliki, memelihara, mengangkut dan memperniagakan satwa yang dilindungi dalam keadaan hidup.

Untuk informasi dan wawancara lebih lanjut silahkan menghubungi:
Ramadhani
Direktur Operasional Centre for Orangutan Protection
email : dhani@cop.or.id
HP : 081349271904

GOING RAFTING AND HELPING ORANGUTANS

“Exciting! Playing together in water, hanging with friends and meeting new friends.”, That was the participants said about Fun Rafting For Orangutan, on Sunday February 21. The idea of this Fun Rafting is to donate for Orangutans in COP’s Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in a fun way. This fun rafting was initiated by Orangufriends. Orangufriends is COP’s supporting group, which always has thousands ways to help orangutans.

Experienced instructors guided the participants to go rafting in Elo River, Magelang. The participants learn the safety procedure before going down to the river. How to paddle in passing the rapids, even if they fell out of the boat.

“Thirty eight participants took part in this fund raising event. Before going rafting, we presented some photos and videos about COP’s efforts in saving Orangutans and other wildlife in Indonesia. We hope that Orangutan rescue could be performed by anyone and in any way, one of them is by donating in a fun way.”, said Zakia, the Orangufriends Coordinator.

“I love water, I like rafting and I like animals.”, That was the reason why Charlotte Garnier, a student of Faculty of Economics UGM from France participated in this Fun Rafting. Let’s see Orangufriends’ next unique idea in helping Orangutans! (DAN)

BERMAIN ARUNG JERAM DAN MEMBANTU ORANGUTAN

“Seru! Main basah-basahan, berkumpul dengan teman dan ketemu teman baru.”, itu adalah sebagian ungkapan peserta Fun Rafting For Orangutan pada Minggu 21 Februari yang lalu. Konsep arung jeram berdonasi untuk Pusat Rehabilitasi Orangutan COP Borneo di Kalimantan Timur yang menyenangkan ini digagas oleh Orangufriends. Kelompok pendukung Centre for Orangutan Protection yang bergabung di Orangufriends, yang memang punya seribu satu cara untuk membantu orangutan.

Instruktur berpengalaman memandu peserta mengarungi derasnya sungai Elo, kabupaten Magelang. Peserta mendapatkan materi safety procedur sebelum turun ke sungai. Bagaimana mendayung melewati jeram, bahkan jika peserta terjatuh dari perahu.

“Ada tigapuluh delapan peserta yang ikut. Sebelum berarung jeram, acara having fun, while raising fund dengan melihat foto-foto dan video tentang upaya COP menyelamatkan orangutan dan satwa liar di Indonesia. Kita berharap upaya penyelamatan orangutan bisa dilakukan siapa saja dan dengan cara apa saja, salah satunya berdonasi dan menyenangkan.”, kata Zakia, Koordinator Orangufriends COP.

“Saya suka air, saya suka rafting dan saya suka binatang.”, itulah yang menjadi alasan kenapa Charlotte Garnier, mahasiswa Fakultas Ekonomi UGM Yogyakarta asal Perancis ini ikut dalam fun rafting kali ini. Kita tunggu cara unik Orangufriends untuk menyebarkan peduli orangutan. (DAN)

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