Orangutan trading syndicates uncovered


Jakarta, posted: Fri, July 29 2016 | 07:12 am

Demand for protected species, including orangutans, on the black market has remained high despite the authorities’ continued campaign for their preservation.

Syndicates illegally trading in orangutans originating from Mount Leuser National Park (TNGL) have been uncovered following the recent seizure of five orangutans ready to be traded in Jakarta and Medan, North Sumatra.