Wildlife parts seized, owner arrested

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In late March Friends of the Orangutans and Scorpion Wildlife Trade Monitoring Group carried out an undercover investigation in an antique store near Pontianak, West Kalimantan and found its owner to be in possession of orangutan skulls, sun bear paws and hornbill beaks, among other protected wildlife species.

Following our joint investigation Scorpion worked with Indonesian wildlife officials to confiscate the wildlife parts and arrest the store owner. We were informed yesterday, 21st April by Marison Guciano, Scorpion’s senior investigator, that the shop owner has been arrested by BKSDA (Indonesian wildlife authorities) and will be brought to court!



A BKSDA official with a orangutan skull