Marine Campaign

Thousands of Turtle Eggs Confiscated in East Borneo

In early May, an effort to smuggle 1.880 eggs from Bau-Bau, Southeast Sulawesi, to East Borneo via Semayang harbor Balikpapan, was foiled. Last week, a dealer in Samarinda got arrested before he started the business, and 500 eggs was confiscated.

Press Release: ProFauna Urges Full Law Enforcement on the Smuggling of 22 Sea Turtles Involving a Corrupt Police Officer in Bali

(12/30/2012) The arrest of an allegedly corrupt police officer of the the Watir Police of Bali, with initials M.R., on Pandawa Beach, Kutuh, Southern Kuta, Badung - Bali on Thursday, 27th December 2012, was an alarming situation in the end of 2012.

Press Release: ProFauna Urges the Government to Curb the Illegal Trade of Sea Turtle Shell Souvenirs in Bali

(02/26/2012) The illegal trade of sea turtle shell souvenirs happens openly in Tanjung Benoa, Bali. ProFauna's investigation in January 2012 uncovers dozens of souvenirs like bracelet, jewelry box, and cigarette pipe, which are made from the protected hawksbill turtle, were sold in Pulau Penyu (Sea Turtle Island) in Tanjung Benoa, Bali. The prices were 250,000 IDR for each bracelet, a cigarette pipe for 300,000 IDR, and a jewelry box for 1 million IDR.

The Rampantly Illegal Trade of Sea Turtle Shell Jewelry and Souvenirs in Tanjung Benoa – Bali

Tanjung Benoa, Bali was notorious as the hub the illegal sea turtle trade in Indonesia. In 1999, ProFauna Indonesia launched its investigation report revealing 9,000 turtles were slaughtered within 4 months in Bali. Responding the report, between 2000 and 2002 the authorities had conducted confiscation operations and law enforcement on the illegal trade.

Victory for Sea Turtles: Internal Affairs Ministry Instructing the Governors to Protect Sea Turtles in Indonesia

The recent achievement was the issue of the Circular Letter of the Internal Affairs Ministry instructing all governors in Indonesia to protect sea turtles in theirs areas.

The Illegal Trade of Sea Turtle Egg in Kalimantan

Despite being protected by law, in many cities in Kalimantan, the illegal trade of sea turtle egg still occurs. The species of sea turtle eggs mostly traded are the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricate). Furthermore, the turtle eggs are also smuggled from Kalimantan to Malaysia.


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