Bengkulu (Antara Bali) - The Bengkulu Natural Resources Conservation Center said it will intensify raids on illegal hunt for wild life in the province.
The number of forest rangers from the center will be increased to launch raids on illegal hunts, which are growing rampant in the province lately , center head Anggoro Dwi Sujianto said here on Thursday.
The officers mostly in plain clothes would be sent to areas known to be illegal hunting grounds in the province, Anggoro said.
He said the hunting grounds are mainly in the regencies of North Bengkulu, Mukomuko, and Kaur and other areas bordering on forests.
The new illegal business surfaced after the Kepahiang police seized and foiled an attempt to sell tens of wild life species including scaly anteaters and snakes to a neighboring province on Monday night.
The Kepahiang police have set free the wildlife again in the Natural Tourism Park of Seblat in the regency of North Bengkulu. (*/DWA)