On Friday, 7th January 2022 FLIGHT assisted the Law Enforcement team to rescue 8 Black-capped Lory (Lorius lory) from an illegal trading in Makassar, South Sulawesi. Black-capped Lory were included in the Protected Species List of Indonesia so these bird were given immediately to the Nature Resources Conservation Centre to be habituated.
Our organization has done a lot over the past 1 year. Here are our achievements over the past 1 year in 2021 regarding wildlife rescue efforts, especially Songbirds in Indonesia. The attached graphics shows the animals which successfully rescued by the Law Enforcement Team with and assist from FLIGHT for the last 1 year. In total, animals that have been rescued: > 46,637 Songbirds from various species including Sunbirds, Leafbirds, White-eyes, etc. These birds has been released back into the wild. > 8 other birds, including 1 Wreathed Hornbill, 1 Great-billed Parrot, 1 Black-capped Lory, 1 Coconut Lorikeet, 2 Yellow-crested Cockatoos, 1 Crested Serpent Eagle, and 1 Brahminy Kite. > 24 Primates from 6 different species, which are 5 Agile Gibbons, 3 Siamangs, 11 Long-tailed Macaques, 1 Southern Pig-tailed Macaque, 1 Orangutan, and 3 Javan Langurs > 1 Sun Bear Cub and 1 Pangolin > 8 Helmeted Hornbill Casques and 5 Rhinoceros Hornbill Casques > 1 Clouded Leopard Skin & Bones > 227,6 Kg of Pangolin Scales These numbers could (and should) send shivers down your spine because it is very alarming and terrifying. Trafficking of animals should not happen, and definitely should stop. Let the animals stay alive in the wild to build a better life. You could help us save the animals including birds of Indonesia from traffickers by donating. Click the link on flightprotectingbirds.org/donate/ or our bio to proceed. Last, FLIGHT is also grateful to our partners @animalsasia , @change_for_animals_foundation , @rainforest_rescue , @mandaiwildlifereserve , March Conservation Fund, @theellenfund , and the communities who have tirelessly supported […]
On the night of Monday, December 14th, 2021, the Lampung Naval Military Police, Bakauheni Port Area Sector Police (KSKP), Lampung Agricultural Quarantine, Lampung Nature Conservation Agency and also FLIGHT as an assistance conducted joint patrols to prevent smuggling and/or trafficking of wildlife in Bakauheni Port, Lampung. At around 11 PM, the team stopped an EFA Star bus with a license plate number BG 7073 OL which came from Palembang, South Sumatra with Bandung, West Java as the destination. The team found 22 wild birds contained inside card boxes which were planned to be smuggled. The 22 birds were consisted of 12 Blue-winged Leafbirds, 9 Asian Glossy Starlings, and 1 Black-crested Bulbul. The team were then rescued the birds and released the birds back into the wild after they were confirmed healthy on the next day.
On December 9th 2021, Pelalawan Police and Riau Natural Resources Conservation Center (BBKSDA) with an assist from FLIGHT Protecting Indonesia’s Birds successfully seized 38 boxes containing approximately 800 wild birds. The 800 birds were including 90 Javan Mynas (Acridotheres javanicus), 300 Cinereous Tits, (Parus cinereus), and also 410 Prinias. These birds were contained inside 38 plastic boxes and brought using a car. For now, the car and the driver were brought by the police to be investigated. Meanwhile, all of the birds were given to the Riau Natural Resources Conservation Center and already released the next day on a conservation area
As many as 1,729 wild birds of various species were successfully rescued from a smuggling attempt on Saturday, 4th December of 2021. The smuggling attempt was foiled in Lampung by the Lampung Police and Lampung Nature Conservation Agency, with assistance from FLIGHT. These birds were planned to be smuggled to Jambi, Sumatra, and were brought using a car. The 1,729 birds consisted of 1000 Prinias, 250 Tits, 400 Javan Myna, 40 Woodpeckers, 9 Orioles, and 30 Spectacled Laughingthrush. All the birds were immediately handed over to the Lampung Nature Conservation Agency and released afterwards.