On Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, Lampung Regional Police together with Bengkulu Nature Conservation Agency and FLIGHT successfully thwarted the illegal smuggling of 3726 birds. The truck with BE 8732 GP license plate number was running away from the police inspection. After the chase, it was confirmed that the truck was containing 3726 birds, 36 of them were under protection. Some of the bird that was brought was Hill Myna, Crested Jay, Lesser Green Leafbird, Blue-winged Leafbird, Greater Green Leafbird, Temminck’s Sunbird, and Red-crowned Barbet. These birds are planned to be released on Wan Abdul Rahman Forest Park, Lampung after rehabilitation while the perpetrators, BA (38) and B (22) were under investigation.
2083 Birds from different species seized by Cilegon Police, Nature Conservation Agency, and Cilegon Agricultural Quarantine with an assist from FLIGHT
As many as 2083 birds from different species were going to be smuggled from Lampung to Banten, thankfully, the smuggling was successfully thwarted by Cilegon Police, Nature Conservation Agency (BKSDA), and Cilegon Agricultural Quarantine with an assist from FLIGHT. On Wednesday (09/06/2021) at 4 AM, officers from Sector Police of KSKP Merak secured a colt truck containing 2083 birds. Based on the description of the perpetrator (ST), these birds will be shipped to Serang and Tangerang. Cilegon Police already coordinated with the Cilegon Agricultural Quarantine to do health screening for the birds, after the screening they planning on releasing the birds to the protected forest in the nature preserve area of Mancak District. The perpetrator was subjected to a violation of Article 40 Juncto, Article 2A and 2B of Law No. 5 of 1990 concerning Conservation of Living Resources and Their Ecosystem with a maximum of 2 years of jail time, and also Law No. 21 of 2019 concerning Quarantine of Animals, Fish, and Plants with maximum 3 years of jail time and 3 billion rupiahs fine.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry Released 4 White-bellied Sea Eagle to Celebrate World Biodiversity Day
Director General of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry together with Bangka Belitung Islands Regional Police, Director General of Law Enforcement, and Deputy Governor of Bangka Belitung released 2 pairs of White-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) to the Munjang Mangrove Protected Forest Area on Monday, 24th May 2021. The 4 individuals of sea eagle named Gab, Bek, Par, and Pad was given from Gabek, Pangkal Pinang and Parit Padang, and Sungailuat residents from the Bangka Belitung Islands Province. White-bellied sea eagle was listed as a protected species from the Regulation of Ministry of Environment and Forestry Number P.106/Menlhk/Setjen/Kum.1/12/2018. Their distribution ranged from Karimun Jawa Islands, Sumatra, Bangka Belitung, Kalimantan, Java, to Maratua Island. Before the release, the 4 white-bellied sea eagle were going through an 18-month rehabilitation at the Animal Rescue Center and also habituation process for one month at the release site. Hence, the species were released after declared healthy and eligible for release based on Animal Health Letter Number 029/SKL-SKKH/LK-PPS/IV/2021. Source: MenLHK Link to the news : www.menlhk.go.id