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Indonesia to release 3,000 pythons

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Indonesia’s Natural Resources Conservation Center is to release 3,000 pythons into the wild this year. 

Indonesia’s Natural Resources Conservation Center will release 3,000 pythons into the wild at an undisclosed location. The head of the organisation insists that the release will be carried out as far away as possible from human settlements. (Somkid Chaijitvanit)

The Indonesian Institute of Sciences has asked the centre to breed a quota of 8,000 pythons per year, so that the snake’s skins can be exported for use in products such as handbags and shoes, or sold on the domestic market.

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