August 16, 2020, 11.43 PM

“Eighty-six of the animals came from Jakarta, while 44 others came from East Java,” said BKSDA Maluku head Daniel H. Pattipelohy on receiving the birds and reptiles.

“The rest, or 14 animals, came from North Sumatra.” The specimens featured prominently in the illegal wildlife trade in Indonesia and other countries despite their Vulnerable or Near Threatened status in the IUCN List.

(Writers: Rahmat Rahman Patty, Ambon Contributor | Editor: Robertus Belarminus)

Sources:

https://regional.kompas.com/read/2020/08/14/20533151/90-ekor-burung-dan-satwa-endemik-maluku-dilepasliarkan-di-tn-manusela?page=all#page2

https://regional.kompas.com/read/2020/08/12/16392371/ratusan-burung-dan-reptil-korban-perdagangan-ilegal-dikembalikan-ke-maluku?page=all

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