Traffic South-east Asia (funded by WWF among others) have at all times been aware of the campaign we have been waging against A’famosa, the resort which kept orangutans in barbaric indoor cages for over a year.
Traffic only ever focus on the illegal wildlife trade. Then last year for some mysterious reason they will not explain, Traffic worked covertly with the infamous Perhilitan – the Malaysian wildlife authorities alleged to be riddled with corruption.
Perhilitan appear to have wanted some ‘soft’ conservation people to endorse their moving orangutans back to A’famosa. On the face of it, something you would never, ever, expect Traffic of all people to get involved with. So why did they? Hmnn..
Despite numerous requests to the SE Asia head of Traffic to make public his organisation’s report on A’Famosa, they refuse to do so. Rightly or wrongly this suggests Traffic have something to hide.
What we are talking about here is a conservation group refusing to be transparent in its dealings with a known illegal wildlife trader and a thoroughly disgraced government department.