Wildlife Trafficker Caught With Orangutan In Backpack

A suspected wildlife trafficker was carrying a live orangutan in a backpack when he was arrested this month in Indonesia, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.
WCS assisted the state prosecutor of North Sumatra, an Indonesian province, who arrested the suspect on April 13 in the provincial capital, Medan. WCS says the trafficker allegedly sold wildlife through Facebook and by BlackBerry Messenger. The arrest illustrates the ways in which technology is being used for activities that destroy the abundant but increasingly threatened native wildlife of Southeast Asia.