PROFAUNA Reports Javan Langur Killing in Lumajang

The dawn of 2016 does not seem to be promising for wildlife conservation. Protection of Forest & Fauna (PROFAUNA) Indonesia received public reports regarding a case of Javan Langur (Trachypithecus auratus) killing in Pronojiwo, Lumajang, east Java. Horrible photos were posted on Facebook by an account named Addi Gokhil.

Javan Langur is a protected species, yet it is still widely hunted for its meat. On the photos posted, there were several dead Langurs hung and carried on a piece of wood.

"We strongly reprimand such act because the Javan Langur is getting rare, it could extinct very soon. We expect that the authorities would investigate this case, as it has demeaned wildlife conservation efforts in the country," said Swasti Prawidya Mukti, PROFAUNA's campaign officer.

The case of Javan Langur killing has been reported by PROFAUNA to the East Java Nature Conservation Agency. Both parties are having intensive coordination to crack the case.

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