HELMETED HORNBILL CASQUES SEIZED AT INDONESIAN AIRPORT

07/22/2019

On July 17, Indonesian authorities seized 72 helmeted hornbill casques that were hidden in a woman's carry-on bag at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. The woman carrying the casques was charged under the 1990 Conservation Law, for which she could face up to five years in prison and up to 100 million rupiah in fines if convicted. The helmeted hornbill is listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List, a decline which has been driven by demand for their casques. For the full story, see https://news.mongabay.com/2019/07/indonesian-officials-foil-attempt-to-….