Sea Turtle Campaign

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.

About Indonesian Sea Turtles

In the world, there are seven sea turtle species, six of which live in Indonesia: Green turtle (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricate), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), flatback sea turtle (Natator depressus), and loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta).

ProFauna Protests the Illegal Trade of Sea Turtle in Bali

ProFauna Indonesia's activists staged a demonstration in front of Bali Governor's Office on 26 February 2012 protesting the illegal trade of sea turtle shell souvenirs in Tanjung Benoa, Bali.

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.


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