At least 30 turtles, mostly confiscated from illegal use, released in Natuna waters of Riau island on Sunday (05/05/2019). Turtle is one of the protected species based on national and international regulations because facing threats from nature and human activities.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry or KLHK with its partners will conduct a survey and monitoring in Sumatra aiming to double Sumatran tiger population by 2022.
Despite of strong law urgently needed to tackle current conservation issues, lawmakers are reluctant to immediately pass the bill on natural resources and its ecosystem arguing that current law is sufficient.
Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia, University of Indonesia and UK Embassy, to enhance research on wildlife genetics to support the law enforcement in tackling illegal wildlife crime.
Illegal wildlife trade, man-animal conflicts and declining habitat leading to extinction for many of species. Wildlife protection from government, private sector and people are encouraged to stop illegal wildlife hunting and trading, especially protected species.