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A worker takes a rest at a workshop for skinning snakes for sale to the garment industry on October 25, 2016 in Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia.
Indonesia is one of the largest snake skin exporter in the world. More than 350,000 python shipped to Europe and the number are increased from year to year. Recorded between 1985 and 1998 Indonesia has exported 4.5 million python skins. The largest importer of python skin from Indonesia in 2010 were Singapore, Spain and Italy with the total approximately 157.500 pcs skins, dominated by Singapore with 121.474 pcs skins of Python. It is a legal business in Indonesia and creating job for people but in the other hand also threatening snake population which is dangerous for the ecosystems.
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