Indonesian Mountain Weasel’s Activity Recorded for the First Time by Camera Trap

Indonesian Mountain Weasel’s Activity Recorded for the First Time by Camera Trap
(February 04, 2015) For the first time, Indonesian Mountain Weasel which is little known in distribution, population and ecology was documented through camera trap in Leuser, Sumatra. Mountain weasel (Mustela leutrolina), the small carnivore, was recorded on February 15, 2013, in Leuser Ecosystem Area through camera trapping activity by Gunung Leuser National Park (TNGL) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Indonesia. Previously, until 2008 there were only five records of mountain weasel in the form of specimen ...

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[Bahasa] Aktivitas Pulusan Gunung untuk Pertama Kalinya Terpantau oleh Camera Trap

[Bahasa] Aktivitas Pulusan Gunung untuk Pertama Kalinya Terpantau oleh Camera Trap
(February 03, 2015) Untuk pertama kalinya, pulusan gunung yang distribusi, populasi, dan ekologinya kurang diketahui secara luas terdokumentasi oleh camera trap di Leuser, Sumatra. Pulusan gunung (Mustela leutrolina) yang merupakan karnivora kecil ini terpantau pada 15 Februari 2013, tepatnya di Kawasan Ekosistem Leuser melalui aktivitas camera trapping oleh Taman Nasional Gunung Leuser (TNGL) dan Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Indonesia. Sebelumnya, hingga tahun 2008 hanya tercatat lima dokumentasi berupa spe...

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Bali makes arrest over huge manta ray haul

Bali makes arrest over huge manta ray haul
(November 10, 2014) A man accused of being the biggest manta ray dealer since Indonesia established itself as the world's largest sanctuary for the fish earlier this year has been detained. The man was arrested by members of the Wildlife Conservation Society together with the Ministry of Marine affairs and Fisheries The gills of the mantas are sold to China to treat skin rashes, and even diseases like cancer, even though there is no scientific basis for their use. read more

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Tiger Traders Busted in Indonesia

Tiger Traders Busted in Indonesia
(October 30, 2014) Two traders arrested for selling endangered Sumatran tiger parts including a whole skin, a stuffed head, and stuffed paws    Arrests were made by West Java Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) of the Ministry of Forestry and the Indonesian Police (Lampung office), with technical assistance from WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit   Traders face maximum of 5 years prison and a fine of USD $10,000   NEW YORK (October 30, 2014) – The West Java Natural Reso...

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[Bahasa] Panen Rupiah dari benih lobster

[Bahasa] Panen Rupiah dari benih lobster
(October 20, 2014) Lombok Tengah (ANTARA News) - "Kalau harga benih lobster seperti sekarang ini kami bisa berangkat haji semua dalam satu kloter," ujar salah seorang nelayan peserta kegiatan bimbingan teknis pembesaran benih lobster. Kegiatan bimbingan teknis digelar oleh Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) wilayah Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) di Teluk Bumbang, Desa Mertak, Kabupaten Lombok Tengah, Nusa Tenggara Barat. Masuk akal apa yang diucapkan nelayan peserta bimbingan teknis (Bimtek) pembesaran benih uda...

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Busting Indonesia’s Manta Gill Trade

Busting Indonesia’s Manta Gill Trade
(September 30, 2014) Writing this from a hotel room in Indonesia’s second-largest city, Surabaya, I realize that I am filled with trepidation as I wait for the phone next to me to ring. When it does, the voice on the other end will tell me it’s go time; the culmination of many years of work towards ending the global trade in manta ray gills.Worth up to US$30 million a year, this industry depends on the traders for its survival. Chief among them is a secretive local man, I’ve been calling Mr. Big. ...

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In Indonesia, a Major Arrest of Manta Ray Trader by Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries

In Indonesia, a Major Arrest of Manta Ray Trader by Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries
(September 30, 2014) WCS’s Wildlife Crimes Unit assists Ministry in bust Arrest marks first-ever enforcement action of Indonesia’s recent national protection of manta rays Indonesia operates largest known shark and ray fisheries on earth NEW YORK (SEPTEMBER 30, 2014) – The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), Government of Indonesia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’s Wildlife Crimes Unit announced today the first-ever series of enforcement actions against...

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[Bahasa] Keanekaragaman Hayati Laut Pulau Sumbawa

[Bahasa] Keanekaragaman Hayati Laut Pulau Sumbawa
(August 20, 2014) Keanekaragaman hayati laut di Indonesia perlu terus dipertahankan kelestariannya dengan cara menyeimbangkan tujuan sosial-ekonomi dan tujuan ekologis. Partisipasi dan peran aktif semua pihak dibutuhkan untuk mendukung pencapaian target luasan kawasan konservasi perairan sebesar 20 juta hektare pada tahun 2020, seperti yang disampaikan oleh Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono pada forum World Ocean Conference di Manado pada tahun 2009. Pemerintah melalui Kementerian Kelautan dan Perikanan serta p...

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