Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · A Menagerie Most Unsatisfactory
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Jln. By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra,
Jln. Pucuk 1 No. 70X
Denpasar, Bali
Indonesia

24h:
+62 (0)812 3819724
Tel:
+62 (0)361 464 032, +62 (0)361 471 0242

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

A Menagerie Most Unsatisfactory

Japanese Villa Occupant in Bali Caught with Collection of Rare and Endangered Animals


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Maruo Tokashi, CITES, endangered animals
Click Image to Enlarge

(3/29/2013)

The criminal division of the Bali police has confiscated 5 endangered animals from the Japanese occupant of Vila Pasti in Peranca Village, Jembrana, West Bali on Friday, March 22, 2013.

According to Kompas.com, the five animals taken into custody include 2 estuarine crocodiles, 1 sulfur-crested cockatoo, 1 orange-crested cockatoo and 1 peacock. According to police, one of the crocodiles was dead and had been preserved.

The illegal collection of animals were in the possession of a Japanese national, Maruo Tokashi, aged 46, who works as the marketing manager for the villa complex.

The head of the police crime unit, Tri Kuncoro, told a press conference on Monday, March 25, 2013, “The team has secured the subject animals because we believe they are all endangered and facing extinction due to their inclusion in appendix 1 of the CITES.”

CITES is the United Nations treaty first established in 1973- an acronym for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

Police continue to question the occupant of the villa, a Japanese man from whom police are trying to determine how he acquired the collection. The manager of the villa and the Japanese insist they were given the animals by a person whose identity they do not know.

Police say the Japanese cared for the animals out of affection for the animals, but they are investigsating further to determine if the animals were being kept to display to guests at the villa as a means to increase visitors.
The endangered animals will be handed over the Bali Natural Resources Department (BKSDA).

If police and prosecutors decide to prosecute the Japanese he could face up to five years in prison and fined up to US$5,000 for keeping an illegal collection of endangered animals.
 


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Support Bali’s Culture
Bale Banjar Culture Club Featuring Bali-Based Author Diana Darling on Sunday, June 10, 2018
(5/21/2018)
And Never the Twain Shall Meet
‘Debussy, Between East and West ‘ Concert Was Not at Advertised, But a Memorable Musical Evening by Any Measure
(5/20/2018)
Welcoming the World Cup with Song
Bali Community Choir to Appear at World Cup Celebration at Warung Mina in Kerobokan on Saturday, June 2, 2018
(5/20/2018)
Dining and Drinking Unequalled on Bali’s Kuta Beach
Unbeatable Quality and Value for Money at ‘Seafood Martini Friday’ Every Week at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort Poolside
(5/20/2018)
The Bad News is the Good News
Bali by the Numbers: Q1 2018 Arrival Figures Show Bali Tourist Arrivals Back on Track After Temporary Setback Caused by Mount Agung
(5/20/2018)
Sad Adieu to Bamboo
Fire Destroys Major Bamboo Furniture Factory in Kusamba, Bali
(5/20/2018)
In the Event of a Water Landing
Four Young Misbehaving Passengers on Semarang to Bali NAM Air Flight Returned to Base
(5/20/2018)
Beyond Bali to Timor Leste
Timor Leste Wants Bali to Become Gateway for Tourism and Training Center for 1st New Sovereign State of 21st Century
(5/20/2018)
The Indian Market is Calling
“Pacto Goes to India 2018” – Travel Trade Show to the World’s 2nd Largest Nation
(5/20/2018)
Ocha for Ni and Tea for Two
Sakura Tea Ceremony and Sumo Wrestling Event at Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach on June 10, 2018
(5/20/2018)
In Dire Straits
No Casualties Reported as Bali-East Java Car and Passenger Ferry Burns
(5/20/2018)
Get Under It!
New Underpass at Entrance to Bali’s Airport to Open in August 2018
(5/20/2018)
All [News]!