Marine Campaign

Six Volunteers from France and Sweden Help Mangrove Restoration in Bali

In early June 2013, six female volunteers from France and Sweden helped ProFauna to restore mangrove forest in Yeh Buah, Jembrana Regency, Bali.

ProFauna Delivers International Petitions to the Governor of Bali to Take Sea Turtle Trade Seriously

Tim ProFauna diterima oleh beberapa pejabat pemerintah daerah Bali antara lain Kepala Dinas Kehutanan Dewa Wiranatha,Kepala Dinas Perikanan Made Gunaja, BKSDA Departemen Kehutanan Bali dan wakil dari Polda Bali.

Thousands of Turtle Eggs Confiscated in East Borneo

In early May, an effort to smuggle 1.880 eggs from Bau-Bau, Southeast Sulawesi, to East Borneo via Semayang harbor Balikpapan, was foiled. Last week, a dealer in Samarinda got arrested before he started the business, and 500 eggs was confiscated.

Press Release: ProFauna Urges Full Law Enforcement on the Smuggling of 22 Sea Turtles Involving a Corrupt Police Officer in Bali

(12/30/2012) The arrest of an allegedly corrupt police officer of the the Watir Police of Bali, with initials M.R., on Pandawa Beach, Kutuh, Southern Kuta, Badung - Bali on Thursday, 27th December 2012, was an alarming situation in the end of 2012.

Press Release: ProFauna Urges the Government to Curb the Illegal Trade of Sea Turtle Shell Souvenirs in Bali

(02/26/2012) The illegal trade of sea turtle shell souvenirs happens openly in Tanjung Benoa, Bali. ProFauna's investigation in January 2012 uncovers dozens of souvenirs like bracelet, jewelry box, and cigarette pipe, which are made from the protected hawksbill turtle, were sold in Pulau Penyu (Sea Turtle Island) in Tanjung Benoa, Bali. The prices were 250,000 IDR for each bracelet, a cigarette pipe for 300,000 IDR, and a jewelry box for 1 million IDR.

The Rampantly Illegal Trade of Sea Turtle Shell Jewelry and Souvenirs in Tanjung Benoa – Bali

Tanjung Benoa, Bali was notorious as the hub the illegal sea turtle trade in Indonesia. In 1999, ProFauna Indonesia launched its investigation report revealing 9,000 turtles were slaughtered within 4 months in Bali. Responding the report, between 2000 and 2002 the authorities had conducted confiscation operations and law enforcement on the illegal trade.

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