trade in turtles and their eggs make ProFauna Indonesia Indonesia and Turtle Foundation launched a campaign to stop the unsustainable exploitation of turtles at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Jakarta on mingggu ( 11/10/2013 ) . In launching the campaign , ProFauna activists wear masks pictorial newly hatched baby sea turtles and carrying banners reading ” Preserve Turtle ” . The turtle campaign attracted the attention of people who packed the location and also the mass media campaign .(see also: pakan burung)
ProFauna considers that exploitation of turtles in Indonesia are already in the stage of worrying about the preservation of sea turtles . Exploitation is divided into three forms , namely trade of turtle meat , turtle eggs trade and use of turtles for turtle tours that ignore welfare . In the last three years ProFauna recorded that there were 13 cases of trafficking turtles and their eggs are revealed in Indonesia . Locations case mostly located in Bali and East Kalimantan .
Turtle eggs trade in Indonesia has become a serious problem , because in some regions it is left to local governments . One of the areas that became the main habitat of green turtles in Indonesia, but its existence is threatened Charitable Islands , East Kalimantan . Theft of eggs in the higher islands , because the turtle protection activities carried out by non-profit organizations like the Turtle Foundation even stopped by the government for no apparent reason .
In 2010 , ProFauna ‘ve launched a report that reveals trade practice at least 100,000 sea turtle eggs in Borneo . ProFauna report was then followed up by the central government with the release of a letter edraan Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Indonesia Number 523.3/5228/SJ about turtles and habitat management instructed the Governor to coordinate next to the Regent and the Mayor and related organizations in the region to protect sea turtles through preventive measures , surveillance , law enforcement and prosecution as well as disseminating relevant legislation , as well as fostering public awareness in order to protect turtles
Turtle trade also occurred in Jakarta . In October 2013 , ProFauna witnessed dozens tail hatchlings are publicly traded in the market Jatinegara . Besides hatchling , in Jakarta there is also a turtle egg trade as happened in Mangga Besar .
(see also: pakan burung kenari)
Campaigners ProFauna Indonesia , Bayu Sandi , said , ” all kinds of turtles including the egg has been reserved , so that trade is a criminal act ” . Bayu added , ” ProFauna urged the government to deal seriously to stop the trade in turtle products , especially eggs are still rampant in many areas ” .
source:http://www. profauna .org/