KENDARI , SUARAKENDARI.Com - cry trading halt primate shouted by environmental activists in various regions coincide with the Indonesian Primate Day is celebrated every year on January 30 . The call was made because of the trade of primates become the most serious threat to the conservation of Indonesian primates , after habitat destruction . More than 95 % of primates are traded in Indonesia that are caught from the wild . The process of capture, transport and trade of primates that are often too cruel . There are many primates that died during the process .
(see also: pakan burung)
One type of primate trade is now rife slow loris ( Nycticebus sp ) . Slow lorises traded it many have fangs pulled out by hunters , in order to give the impression that the sloth is an animal that is tame and does not bite . Slow lorises are nocturnal primates that traded a favorite because of its cute and seem benign . Throughout the year 2013 ProFauna Indonesia recorded that there were 40 cases of slow lorises online .
There is + -200 species of primates in the world , and 40 types or nearly 25 % of whom live in Indonesia . In 2000 the IUCN International Union for Conservation published a list of 25 species most endangered primates in the world . Of the 25 species of primates , four of which are primates from Indonesia, Sumatran Orangutan ( Pongo abelii ) , Siau tarsier ( Tarsius tumpara ) , Java Slow Loris ( Nycticebus javanicus ) and Simakubo ( Simias cocolor ) . The primates will be completely extinct from the wild if there is no real effort to save him .
Today ‘s Moment of Indonesian primates are used by environmental activists to urge people to help conserve Indonesian primates , one way with no trade in primates . Do not buy primates . Primates as animal pets at home are also prone to cause disease transmission ( zoonoses ) such as tuberculosis , hepatitis and herpes . Leaving primates living in their natural habitat , is a wise choice that can be done every person for reasons of public health and the preservation of primates .
Activists also urged the government to seriously tackle the primate trade is protected . There are many primates are reserved traded . According to Law No. 5 of 1990 On Conservation of Natural Resources and Ecosystems , protected primate trade was banned and the culprit could be punishable by a prison sentence of 5 years and a fine of Rp 100 million .
So what about the existing primate species in Sulawesi ? Sulawesi Island has 12 species of primates endemic , one of which is the genus Tarsius . That the community is known as an animal ghost Sulawesi because of its small body size with wide eyes and actively carry out activities at night ( nocturnal ) . Tarsier sized petite body weighing 110-120 g with a body length of 115-120 mm . These animals can be found in the primary forest , secondary forest edge even in plantations . Tarsiers also live in groups on trees or shrubs , but not nested , move by leaping from one tree to another tree , and communicate using a loud voice against kelompoknnya .
(see also: pakan burung manyar)
In addition to hunting and trade , is currently on the island of Sulawesi tarsiers existence became threatened by forest clearance massifnya into their natural habitat for the extractive industries , mining and large -scale plantations ( palm ) … ” Stop poaching and trade Tarcius . Stop the primate trade . And let’s save Indonesian forest ! ! , “urge Imance Rahman . MAN .
source:http://www. profauna .org/