There was a report on Monday 9 May 2022 to officers from the Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA) of North Sumatra that a mother of a Sumatran slow loris and her baby entered a resident's house in the village of Tiga Juhar, Deli Serdang Regency and was secured by one of the residents.
To avoid the isolated slow loris from entering the village which potential later fall into the hands of irresponsible people then the villager secured the mother and baby first. The actions of these residents are highly appreciated by fellow ISCP volunteers and officers from the Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA) of North Sumatra.
And then Tuesday, May 10, 2022, officers from the Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA) of North Sumatra released this Sumatran slow loris back into the conservation forest between the borders of Karo Regency and Deli Serdang.
The Sumatran slow loris (Nycticebus coucang) is a wild animal protected by the biodiversity law of the Republic of Indonesia.
ISCP greatly appreciates the efforts of the community to report the isolated loris incident to the North Sumatra BKSDA officers from the increasingly narrow habitat in the Tiga Juhar village plantation area with proper handling efforts so that it does not cause a negative impact for both the Sumatran slow loris itself and the community that owns the garden. around the village.
Wednesday, March,02/2022, North Sumatra BBKSDA (North Sumatra Nature Conservation Agency ) Division of KSDA Region III Padang sidimpuan released a protected species of slow loris (Nycticebus coucang) in SA.Lubuk Raya.
The animal was obtained from the submission of the Tanobato community, Padang Sidimpuan City.
Based on the statement from the loris community, he found it behind the house on Thursday, February 24, which was then handed over to the BKSDA.
This is not the first time this slow loris has been released, but for cases that often occur, namely the discovery of slow lorises playing behind people's homes, it is suspected that the slow lorises came from the garden.
So,for who the villagers which their houses are bordered by gardens or forest areas, if you find this type of animal, you can immediately report it to the nearest Nature conservation agency officer in every province in in Indonesia ...
Let's protect the wildlife in the forest...
Two individual Sumatran slow lorises returned to the wild in Gunung Leuser National Park last February 8th. These two individual slow lorises were confiscated from residents in Baharok, Langkat, North Sumatra.
Palbert Turnip, Head of Regional V National Park Management Section, Gunung Leuser National Park Center (BBTNGL) said this case stemmed from public information about residents having two Sumatran slow lorises in their homes. Hall down for investigation. Residents who maintain it turns out to get these animals from their fields.
The full article can be seen on Mongabay Indonesia news and in this article Mongabay Journalist also interviewed ISCP member Mr. Rudianto S on February 13, 2022 regarding the conservation and illegal trade of slow lorises :
The Sumatran slow loris (Nycticebus coucang) is included in the list of protected animals in Indonesia. This is based on the decision of the Minister of Agriculture No. 66/Kpts/Um/2/1973 on February 14, 1973. But unfortunately, now there are still many people who trade the Sumatran slow loris due to the high market demand and easy access to get this endangered animal and there are still people who take it from nature to keep them illegally.
And at the beginning of 2022, the ISCP team again reported findings to the KSDA of the Central Aceh resort on February 13, 2022, regarding the presence of residents of the village of Belang Jorong, Bener Regency, taking care of 1 individual mother of Sumatran slow loris and her baby taken from nature approximately 3 weeks ago.
Furthermore, ISCP volunteers representing Aceh accompanied the KSDA resort middle Aceh confiscating and rescuing the 2 individual slow lorises on February 14, 2022 which also coincided with Valentine's Day, after a health check was held where the slow lorises were also recently taken from the wild , still healthy and wild, so on the same day the brood lorises and their chicks were released in the afternoon in a conservation forest area in Bener Meriah district, Central Aceh.
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