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The workshop was the follow-up after the MoU between the BRC – IPB and PT Primax, held at the Ruang Mawar Gedung Pascasarjana Penyelenggara Khusus Lt2 Kampus IPB Baranangsiang. The event was opened by the Director of BRC – IPB, Prof. Dr. Ir. Latifah K Darusman; and Head of Head of Research and Community Services Institute IPB, Prof. Dr. Ir. Bambang Pramudya Noorachmat, M. Eng, and then continued with the direction of the Head of Sub Directorate of Preservation and Kind Utilization, Ir. Agus Sriyadi Budi Sutito, MSc., representing the Director of Biodiversity Conservation.

The need for pangolin is quite high, related to the advantage of pangolin in health sector as potential producer of bioactive components; it makes the markets widely open. There is government regulation to protect pangolin from extinction due to arrests and illegal sales. i.e. Government Regulation No. 7 of 1999 on Preservation of Plant and Wildlife.

RECOMMENDATION

  • Study on the breeding and cultivation technology pangolin including feed manufacturing, handling and management of disease and maintenance of an adequate environmental analysis for the breeding and cultivation.
  • To increase market share, it needs to research on the diversification benefits of science-based pangolin.
  • Review of legal instruments that promote the research, breeding and cultivation of pangolin for commercial purposes without compromising the sustainability of the species.
  • Keep an inventory of the population / survey to evaluate the potential pangolin status and making data base of information about pangolin.
  • It needs a model of partnership between business, academic, government and community in an effort pangolin breeding for commercial purposes but not destructive to the environment.
  • A particular education is needed to improve expertise in the cultivation of pangolins and outreach to the community, especially regarding the preservation of pangolin.

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