Recent update from last night’s Bird confiscation with Quarantine authority at Bakaheuni Port. As much as 50 birds did not survive. Need to stop this. Spread the word. Raise awareness and help us end this. Sign our petition to stop this trade here:https://www.change.org/p/siti-nurbaya-bakar-close-indonesia-s-cruel-bird-markets
Last night, FLIGHT Assisted Bakaheuni Quarantine in confiscating illegally transported birds. 300 live birds mainly white eye and sunbirds. These birds have been stolen from their homes in the wild. The birds are set for release today. Cramped and kept in small boxes with very little air, food or water. Then stuffed into a Bus baggage area, hot, humid near the engine. This is how the 300 birds were transported for illegal sale in markets. We need your Help to end this. Spread the word, tell people to stop buying birds from markets in Indonesia, if you love birds support bird watching eco-tourism.
FLIGHT is seeking a part time project officer. You will work based from home in Indonesia and assist FLIGHT in education and campaign and other project activities. The position is will be a maximum of 20 hours per week, and maximum of 80 hours per month. FLIGHT seeks those with experience or interest in illegal wildlife trade and animal welfare issues. Experience and knowledge of birds is a plus. Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia, in spoken and written is highly desirable. Experience in writing in English is preferred. More on this position can be read below: Campaign and Education Project Officer Position Title : Campaign and Education Project Officer Type of Contract : Part Time Consultancy Hours : 15 -20 hours per week (maximum 80 hours per month) Based at : Home-Based in Indonesia Starting Date : November 2017 –February 2019 Reports To : Director of Education and Research DUTIES The campaign and education project officer will be responsible for managing FLIGHT: Protecting Indonesia’s Birds campaign and education material, social media pages, and assist in fundraising activities. The project officer will work closely with the director of education and research, FLIGHT partners, and FLIGHT volunteers. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES A. FLIGHT: Protecting Indonesia’s Birds campaign, education and social media communication 1. Manage FLIGHT campaign and fund raising pages, along with social media pages 2. Create content to support the needs for FLIGHT campaign and FLIGHT social media pages. 3. Create content for education and information dissemination, when required. 4. Conduct daily […]
This article appeared in the online version of Jakarta Post. You can read the version on Jakarta Post it here. In July 2018, Indonesia’s Forestry and Environment Ministry updated the national list of protected species, for the first time in 19 years. It now lists 562 bird species as protected, including many species popular in the songbird trade that were previously unlisted. This newly revised list was greeted as a victory by conservationists. However, this celebration was premature; as in early September 2018, less than two months after the new list was issued, the above Ministry approved to remove three of the threatened bird species off the list, all of which are of very high conservation concern. The straw-headed bulbul (local name: cucak rawa), the Javan pied starling (jalak suren), and the white-rumped shama (kucica hutan), would be stripped of their newly acquired, and much needed, protection status. Illegal harvest of wild birds to meet demands of local caged bird for pets continues to decline populations of all three species. Wild populations of the straw-headed bulbul is all but extinct in Indonesia; it is assessed by theRed List of Threatened Species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as endangered, with far fewer than 2,500 individuals left in the wild. Both the Javan pied starling and the white-rumped shama are also in serious decline in Indonesia. The Javan pied starling is thought to be extinct already in the wild, and is in dire need for conservation action to restore its […]
Our forests are becoming silent. Hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of birds have trapped and taken into the city, locked up in small cages in people’s homes, all to hear a bird sing. A great many birds die during capture, transport, and in cages, when they belong in the forest.Their suffering is unimaginable. FLIGHT was formed as a direct response to the massive scale of songbird trade in Indonesia, most of which involves the trapping of wild birds to supply the demand. This is driving many species to declines and even local extinctions in the wild. Throughout all of Indonesia there are hundreds of cruel bird markets. Most of those selling birds have no licence. They operate illegally. They buy wild caught birds illegally from poachers with no licence to catch birds. Wild populations of birds are rapidly declining. Our forests are falling silent. Some dealers claim to breed birds to sell. We have seen no evidence of breeding. Most people who buy birds have no experience. The birds are neglected and quickly die. This trade in birds is totally unsustainable, mostly illegal, and it needs to be stopped now, before it is too late for what few birds remain in the wild. Please help our work by signing our petition to close Indonesia’s cruel bird markets. https://www.change.org/p/siti-nurbaya-bakar-close-indonesia-s-cruel-bird-markets Every signature counts.