White ape sales turnover (Hoop) in Sumatra highway (Jalinsum) Lahat Regency, South Sumatra, increasing entered and after Lebaran Idul Fitri 1434 H.
“Trade hoops before Eid until D +3 is an average of ten fish per day,” said a trader hoops Haris (35) in Jalinsum-Tebingtinggi Lahat, “Sunday.
He said the hoop was obtained from the results of the hunt in the forest area were taken a median age of one month and sold Rp200 thousand per head.
There are also two-month-old hoops but its price is 150 thousand less, but the average buyer in the hope of buying a young age can be maintained in the long term.
Every day before Eid sold an average of over 20 birds, whereas during Ramadan only one two tails because the demand is less.
Sales is one of the hoops livelihood New Petikal villagers and the village of Lubuk Overlapping, District East Kikim every hunt wild animals ahead of Eid was increased.
“We sell a hoop to serve as a souvenir of Eid when the travelers return home, when a typical day the sale was not there,” he said.
The proceeds divided equally hoops every day with the group. Along jalinsum Lahat-Tebingtinggi some point the location of the sale of endangered animals.
Coordinator of the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) Musirawas District Sapar yasa condemn white ape sales (hoop) because its existence was endangered.
He acknowledged, hoops are not yet included in the list of endangered animals, but its existence is now getting squeezed due to reduced forest areas for farming and large estates.
Animals, likes to eat the crops such as beans and other fields as their habitat has been depleted their food.
Same thing with the presence of the tiger habitat has been exhausted and the potential for reduced meals, so when people see you immediately eaten by cattle.
“We call on the Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA) South Sumatra region to secure the animal from extinction,” he said.