Trader of critically endangered species nabbed in East Java, Indonesia

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-24 19:06:00|Editor: xuxin
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JAKARTA, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian authorities have arrested a trader of protected animal in East Java province of Indonesia, environment and forestry ministry said on Monday.

The trader with initial of T is believed to be a member of a syndicate which has illegally traded protected species, and has been arrested in Kediri district of the province.

During a crackdown, the authorities seized one Javanese eagle with latin name nisaetus bartelsi and one perut karat eagle with latin name lophotriorchis kienerii.

The trader admitted that the animals were from Java island and other parts of the country.

The sales of the species were undertaken online.

The arrest of the perpetrator was conducted after the authorities undertook cyber patrol , Antara news wire reported.

In July Indonesian police arrested 2 persons for illegally selling critically endangered sumatran tiger in Jambi province and pursued a syndicate involving in the prohibited activities, a police officer said.

Indonesia is known as the most species rich nation as its large area of rain forest is home to numerable species spreading over 17,500 islands.