Assisting with Quarantine Patrol in Bakauheni Port made us realise that the port does not yet have proper cages to temporarily keep confiscated birds prior to release. Now FLIGHT has donated 2 cages to Bakauheni Quarantine for temporary placement of confiscated birds. Mainly to ensure birds are healthy prior to release. This is only made possible through your donations and support from Wildlife Asia Animals Asia Change For Animals Foundation In the future we hope to have more cages, and also Quarantine would also need funds to have an active on-field Veterinarian to assess and provide health needs of birds during and after confiscation. To help more with these needs, you can donate to FLIGHT through our website (direct transfer and Paypal): http://flightprotectingbirds.org/donate/ or Credit Card payment through Wildlife Asia website: http://wildlifeasia.org.au/saving_songbirds/ Donations through Wildlife Asia website is tax deductible for Australian residents.
FLIGHT collaborated with the quarantine authority and the police to thwart the smuggling of 13 Greater Green Leafbirds
On October 17, FLIGHT collaborated with the quarantine authority and the police to thwart the smuggling of 13 Greater Green Leafbirds (Chloropsis sonnerati) via Bakaheuni Port. These birds originated from Padang and was destined for Bekasi, West Java . When we found them, the birds were in the back of a passenger vehicle in small boxes with no food or water and only small air holes to breathe from. These birds will be released back into the wild shortly. Greater Green leafbirds are listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN redlist and are protected under Indonesia’s law.
Education is a very important component for conservation, and to create new generations that are aware of the need to protect the Birds and the environment. On 30 September 2018, FLIGHT had an amazing opportunity to visit Marga Punduh Village in Lampung, Sumatra. FLIGHT raised awareness on the need to protect birds, and encouraged children draw pictures of their image of a lovely nature and with wild birds that live in this beautiful place. Through the drawings, children realise the importance of protecting the birds and their habitat. This small step we believe is crucial to spreading the word about the importance of conserving nature and wildlife.
Finally they fly Free! Quarantine Authority in Lampung, Sumatera assisted by FLIGHT released the birds that survived last night’s confiscation. Last night Bakaheuni Qurantine with FLIGHT confiscated 300 illegally transported white eyes and sunbirds. Of these birds 50 did not survive. Why does FLIGHT partner with Quarantine Authority in Lampung, Sumatera? The Bakaheuni port in Lampung is the hun that connects Sumatra to Java, also the place that many illegally shipped birds pass through. Traffic has found seizure of more than 10,000 illegally transported birds have occured here. Confiscation in Lampung, which is still in Sumatra, makes it possible for quick release of birds back to suitable habitat. We aim to stop the smuggling before the shipment reaches Java.
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