Kuta, Wildlife Observer Organization analysis WWF Indonesia said on average, millions of turtle eggs traded in Indonesia every month. The average turtle eggs are traded for consumption.
The proof for the Kalimantan region in one
month alone there are about 300,000 turtle eggs are traded freely at a price of IDR 5000 – IDR 7000 each. The condition is more disappointing than 100 turtle nests were identified in a single day, only two nests that were rescued to hatching.
Campaigner WWF Indonesia Marine Division Aulia Rahman when the encounter in Kuta (1 / 12) expressed the high consumption of turtle eggs during the time in Indonesia because some areas still make turtle eggs as a main meal served to tourists.
“Attractiveness of this turtle
eggs into the tourism
commodities are sold, in East Kalimantan, for example in the Pacific Islands, West coast of Padang, they sell it at the curb” said Alia Rahman.
Campaigner WWF Indonesia Marine Division Aulia Rahman mentioned the high demand in Indonesia for turtle eggs are not only to meet consumption needs alone, but also to be sent to Malaysia. This condition is a threat to the extinction of sea turtle populations in Indonesia