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Indonesian clerics issue fatwa to protect wildlife

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Indonesia's top Islamic clerical body has issued a religious fatwa against the illegal hunting and trade in endangered animals in the country, which the WWF hailed on Wednesday as the world's first. 

Indonesian policemen show off the remains of preserved Sumatran tigers (L and R) and other animals after seizing them in Takengon Central Aceh, in Banda Aceh on January 27, 2014

The fatwa by the Indonesian Ulema Council declares such activities "unethical, immoral and sinful", council official Asrorun Ni'am Sholeh told AFP.

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