Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Evidence of orangutans held illegally.

Last week Tony Soehartono, the director of biodiversity conservation at the Ministry of Forestry, questioned TRAFFIC’s report. “If there is any domestication of orangutans, show us where and who, he said.

Although we know Tony is VERY aware of many such orangutans held illegally in captivity, we thought we would give him a few reminders today. If he wants further details he knows where to contact Nature Alert or COP.

More photos follow on from this one and we encourage you to write to Tony Soehartono telling him what you think about his ignoring these orangutans - up to now. How does he sleep at night knowing these and many other orangutans are his responsibility and yet he does nothing to help them? You can write to Tony Soehartono at