According to ProFauna, a wildlife charity, wildlife traffickers are offering wildlife for sale on websites catering to customers in Indonesia.
On the popular Indonesian forum site Kaskus, the NGO found at least 220 advertisements of wildlife for sale in the month of January 2014. Based on an analysis of the advertisements, researchers were able to identify at least 22 various types of rare wildlife and products. Among the wildlife animals available for purchase included sea turtles, elephant ivory, lemurs, tiger skins, cockatoo, and anteaters.
The lemur was being offered for sale for $16.80.
The traders who offer these animals come from various areas of the country.
Source: Indra Harsaputra, “Govt told to block websites selling wildlife,” Jakarta Post, February 14, 2014.