Officials from Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) team and Pati District Police,and Central Java Natural Resources Agency arrested three people, owners of body parts of endangered species, with the largest number from elephant ivory in the forms of cigarette pipes, rings, bracelets, and necklaces.
Laode Muhammad Syarif, deputy chief of Corruption Eradication Commission, said that gratification in the form of endangered animal needs to be investigated.
Environment and Forestry Monitoring and Law Enforcement Agency Kalimantan Region and West Kalimantan police managed to confiscate forty frozen pangolins (Manis javanicus) from a house in Tanjungpura, South Pontianak subdistrict.
Three men found guilty of illegal orangutan trading by Pekanbaru District Court on March 22 against the 1990 Law on Conservation. The sentences received were considered as the highest record for wildlife trading in Riau for the last ten years.
Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar said that wildlife has been the toughest environmental issues in Indonesia.