Sea Turtle Eggs Confiscation In Sukabumi, West Java

495 green turtle eggs were confiscated by the Indonesian Police and Forestry Departments in collaboration with the Institute of Wild Animals Advocacy (LASA), one of ProFauna Indonesia's member societies on 8 August 2008, in Sukabumi, West Java.

LASA keeps monitoring the lawsuit against three traders and two wholesalers. Sea turtle eggs are still considered as traditional medicines by the locals. However, all kinds of sea turtles (and their parts, including the eggs) are protected by the 1990 wildlife act. The offenders are liable to a maximum five-year prison term and a maximum 100 million IDR or 10,000 USD of fine. The law must be enforced and the perpetrators must be prosecuted to the full extent of law. Illegal wildlife trade is a cruel crime that must not go unpunished.

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