Wildlife observer Institute Pro-Fauna Indonesia estimates in the next 5-10 years in the Indonesian sea turtle populations will be extinct. This prediction is based on the still rampant arrest and turtle trade in Indonesia. Especially, catching large and old sea turtles. Given the turtle to the age of 30 years or older is a turtle parent and ready to reproduce.
Coordinator ProFauna Indonesia Bali Wayan Wiradnyana when found in Kuta, Thursday (18/11) declared a threat to turtle populations increasingly worried when the disclosure of several cases of illegal trade in sea turtle found quite a lot of female sea turtles who were 30 years or older who were arrested. This indicator shows that the turtles are caught in the waters of the
sea turtles mating territory.
“The population is increasingly threatened sea turtles, female parent who is ready to mate the age of 30 years was
arrested today, while waiting for
new breeders who are ready to lay eggs take a long time,” said Wayan Wiradnyana.
Coordinator ProFauna Indonesia Bali Wayan Wiradnyana mention the average annual numbers of live turtles are traded in Indonesia reaches 1000-2000 turtles. Where Bali is still the center of the turtle trade in Indonesia