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Indonesia seizes 101 pangolins on fishing boat

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SEIZED. Indonesian officials discover more than 100 pangolins on Tuesday, October 24, in a raid on a fishing boat off the east coast of Sumatra island. Screenshot from AFP

Pangolins – docile animals with a thick armor – are indigenous to parts of Southeast Asia and Africa and are the world’s most trafficked mammal

PEKANBARU, Indonesia (Oct. 29, 2017) — Indonesian authorities have seized more than 100 pangolins, all of them alive, an official said Wednesday, October 25, a haul of the critically endangered species that conservationists estimate to be worth about $1.5 million. Continue reading Indonesia seizes 101 pangolins on fishing boat

Researchers say Zika case found in Indonesia

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SPREAD. A specialist fumigates the Nueva Esperanza graveyard in the outskirts of Lima, Peru on January 15 to prevent Chikunguya and Zika virus, which affect several South American countries. Photo by Ernesto Benavides/AFP
An Indonesian research institute says it had found one positive Zika case on Sumatra Island

JAKARTA, Indonesia (Feb. 1, 2016) — An Indonesian research institute said Sunday, January 31, it had found one positive Zika case on Sumatra island, adding that the virus has been circulating in the country “for a while”.

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