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Two more illegal pet orangutans confiscated from Tripa peat swamp forest area, Aceh, Indonesia


28 March 2013 Successes

Press Release

Joint Press Release by:-

  • PanEco Foundation (Switzerland)
  • Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) Aceh
  • Yayasan Ekosistem Lestari (YEL) Medan
  • Two more illegal pet orangutans confiscated from Tripa peat swamp forest area, Aceh, Indonesia

Banda Aceh (28th March 2013)

On Wednesday morning (27th March) another two young orangutans arrived at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme's Orangutan Quarantine Centre near Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Both were confiscated by a team comprising SOCP veterinarians and staff of the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry's Natural Resources Conservation Agency in Aceh (BKSDA Aceh).

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