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Press Release: Government of Bali and ProFauna Indonesia Arrested International Wildlife Syndicate

(10/03/2009) The Natural Resources Conservation Center of the Forestry Department in Bali (BKSDA Bali), with the help of ProFauna Indonesia -a wildlife protection organization, succeeded in the apprehension of a wildlife syndicate involving two Japanese smugglers (October 2nd, 2009). After receiving the information from ProFauna Indonesia, BKSDA Bali held an operation and managed to seize 16 rare species and arrest two Japanese men named Naoki Kammatsu and Tonotobu Yamamoto.

Giant Sea Turtle in Kuta Beach, Bali

Kuta Beach in Bali is one of the beautiful beaches in Indonesia that becomes tourism destination. Since 1999, Kuta Beach has also been known as one of the sites for the endangered species, sea turtles to nest and lay their eggs. As ProFauna Indonesia, a wildlife protection organization, working together with Kuta Beach Security Guards, locally known as Satgas Pantai Kuta, have run the Sea Turtles Protection Programs to save the nesting sea turtles to lay their eggs, relocate the clutches to the hatchery, until release the sea turtle babies to the sea.

Press Release: International Concern over Alleged Illegal Zoo Trade in Indonesia

(09/11/2009) International wildlife charity the Born Free Foundation has joined ProFauna Indonesia in calling for a full investigation into allegations of illegal trading of wildlife products by several prominent zoos in the country. The case of the confiscation operation on the protected animal parts in Jagakarsa, Jakarta (7 August 2009) has been developed by the authorities.

Tiger Safety in Zoos is Questionable

In August 2009, ProFauna Indonesia, a wildlife protection organization in Indonesia, released two media alerts urging the government to take more action on the elephant and tiger trade as revealed in ProFauna's investigation report (13 August 2009) and to fully enforce the law on the skinned and stolen tiger in Jambi Zoo (22nd August 2009).

Developing the Education of Wildlife Protection and Nature Conservation With Educators

Education is one of ProFauna main activities to disseminate its wildlife protection campaign to the public in Indonesia. ProFauna has run its education center called Petungsewu Wildlife Education Center (P-WEC) since 2003 and carried out the education activities concerning the protection of wildlife and nature conservation through learning and fun. Students at the center are ranging from kindergarten, university, to other communities or institutions.

Press Release: ProFauna and Melanie Subono Campaign For Sea Turtles Protection

(07/16/2009) Indonesian rock singer, Melanie Subono, together with ProFauna Indonesia invites the public to save sea turtles. In their public campaign on Kuta Beach, Bali, the singer and the organization members stretch a 100-meter banner saying "Only 1 from 1,000 Will Survive" and hand out free stickers of sea turtles conservation to the Kuta beach visitors.

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