Forum HarimauKita goes to East java

Photo by: @andyps
East java, HarimauKita.or.id – The series of exhibition from  Save Our Predator  continued in Surabaya and Malang from  Wednesday until Saturday (21-24/11/2012). 
In Surabata, the activity was held  in Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember. And in Malang was held in Universitas Negeri Malang dan Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang.  Four non-governmental organizations-HarimauKita, Wildife Conservation Society, Suaka Elang and Raptor Indonesia-exhibiting the information and results of the activities that have been carried out. It is useful to give the role of students as part of the community and  for the  next generation.
The research activity and protection animal in nature, including  the predators, has done a  long  time ago. As is enforcement efforts against the traders and hunter. But the hunt and trade animal and its parts still runs now. Population animal in nature, including some predators, decreasing with rapidly. One of the cause is because the high demands to the animals and against its parts.
Dwi Nugroho Adhiasto from Program Manager Wildife + explains, “there is information regarding the sale or trade of wild animals especially Sumatran tigers in the Eastern Java between 2011-2012. There is information such as the sale of tiger skins, tiger bones, tusks were sold and filled with prayers to bring competence or luck “.
“Sales parts of Sumatran tigers was not through social networks, but in shops, which are located is known by mouth. East Java known as  the trade routes, but they sold in pieces, more economical, “he added.
Approximately 45 people attended the exhibition. One of the visitors from ITS, Nur Hamzati Sita said, “very interesting and helpful. Many friends of students and employees are excited about this event.  There is eco campus program in ITS and becoming a top discussion among campus academic community. “Until now, I only know about birds, and less knowledge about predators, especially the role of predator like tigers. So the exhibition is also arouse my self to conserve all kinds of animals, not just a bird, “she added.