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.