Returning 33 Reptiles to Their Habitat

Returning 33 Reptiles to Their Habitat

Author(s): Rini Sulistyawati

Publication Date: 2020


Papua contains incredibly high levels of biological diversity and is home to many endemic species. Unfortunately, their existence is under imminent threat from illegal wildlife trade. Cockatoos, pig-nosed turtles, and other exotic creatures of Papua are highly attractive to traders. Various initiatives such as forest patrols, random police searches in markets, socialization activities, and cooperation with different stakeholders have been carried out to combat wildlife-related crimes. Rescued animals will be eventually released to where they originally belong.

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