Otters trading in Indonesian online market: A short note
25 Maret 2012 1 Komentar
Four species otters inhabit in Indonesia: small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus), smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata), hairy-nosed otter (Lutra sumatrana) and eurasian otter (Lutra lutra).
Unfortunately, only the last two species are protected by Indonesia law. Lack of regulation and problem of species identification make otter as one of wild animals available to buy in online market. The seller attract buyer candidate by using photos of otter babies that are cute to keep as pet. It is so easy to find the seller. Just type in search engine the word “jual berang-berang” that meaning is “sell otter”, and then we will be provided many entries.
Appropriate actions and regulations are needed to face this case!.
Here, I have collected several screenshots of the advertisement header.