A wildlife raid in Indonesia yielded startling results after 125 exotic birds were found squashed into pipes. Police say 84 eclectus parrots and 41 endangered white cockatoos were stuffed into drain pipes sealed by wire. Indonesia’s vast jungles are home to many threatened bird species. The country is trying to rein in a rampant wildlife trade. Separate raids were conducted in parts of eastern Indonesia, leading to the arrests of four men.
Sebanyak 1.711 burung berbagai jenis digagalkan dari penyelundupan oleg Aparat Polres Lombok Barat dan Balai Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam (BKSDA) NTB. MATARAM, KOMPAS.com – Aparat Polres Lombok Barat dan Balai Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam ( BKSDA) Nusa Tenggara Barat, Rabu (17/1/2018) berhasil mengagalkan penyelundupan 1.711 ekor burung. BKSDA mencatat, 7 jenis burung yang akan diselundupkan, 2 di antaranya adalah satwa yang dilindungi. “Kami mencatat ada 7 jenis burung yang akan diselundupkan, dua di antaranya adalah jenis burung yang dilindungi, yaitu seekor burung elang bondol dan 200 ekor kecial kumbuk, ribuan lain memang buka jenis burung yang dilindungi, tapi tak berdokumen, kan mereka akan membawa burung-burung ini keluar dari NTB,” kata Ivan Juhandara, juru bicara BKSDA NTB. Ivan menyebutkan bahwa tindakan para penyelundup satwa yang diketahui bernisial Sh (31), warga NTB, telah melanggar Psal 21 ayat 2 huruf a junto Pasal 40 ayat 2 Undang-undang Nomor 5 tahun 1990 tentang Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam Hayati dan Ekosistemnya. “Pelaku perdagangan ilegal satwa atau penyelundup satwa ini dapat digajar dengan ancaman pidana 5 tahun penjara dan denda 100 juta rupiah, dan hal ini telah ditangani aparat Polres Lombok Barat,” kata Ivan. Dijelaskan, jumlah dan jenis burung yang diamankan BKSDA, selain elang bondol dan kecial kumbuk, juga 1.200 ekor burung banyar, 250 ekor kecial kuning, 15 ekor kepodang, 30 ekor cerucuk dan 15 ekor srigunting. Baca juga : Kenapa Burung Jenis Baru Asal NTT Diberi Nama Iriana Widodo? Ivan mengatakan bahwa kondisi ribuan burung itu sangat memprihatinkan, karena ditumpuk dalam kardus satwa yang tidak sesuai standar. Kondisi […]
A new study finds that five bird subspecies may already be extinct The rampant and illegal trade in caged birds threatens to drive at least 13 Indonesian species into extinction, a new study finds. The list includes the national bird of Indonesia, the Javan hawk-eagle (Nisaetus bartelsi), as well as the silvery woodpigeon (Columba argentina), helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil), yellow-crested cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea), scarlet-breasted lorikeet (Trichoglossus forsteni), Javan green magpie (Cissa thalassina), black-winged myna (Acridotheres melanopterus), Bali myna (Leucopsar rothschildi), straw-headed bulbul (Pycnonotus zeylanicus), Javan white-eye (Zosterops flavus), rufous-fronted laughingthrush (Garrulax rufifrons), Sumatran laughingthrush (Garrulax bicolor) and Java sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora). Many of these species now have just a couple of dozen individuals left in the wild, according to the paper, published in the journal Forktail.
More than 25,000 birds from nearly 150 species, including those on the brink of extinction, were found for sale at hundreds of shops across Indonesian Borneo, according to a recent report. The report is said to be the first to provide data on the trade in Kalimantan, which is increasingly being targeted by trappers and traders who have decimated bird populations in Java and Sumatra. The researchers are calling for more surveys on bird populations in the wild and stronger law enforcement to protect endangered species. JAKARTA — Tens of thousands of birds, many of them protected species on the brink of extinction, are being openly traded in Indonesian Borneo, in the first clear picture to emerge of the extent of the practice there. Nearly 200 stores across the region, known as Kalimantan, were found to be selling more than 25,000 birds from 148 species, according to multiple periodic field surveys carried out by the conservation group Planet Indonesia between July 2015 and February 2017. “This is the first data that we know of about the wild bird trade from Kalimantan,” said Adam Miller, the group’s executive director, in a statement announcing the findings.
Indonesia has a long history of keeping birds as pets, but now it’s driving many species to the brink. By Rachael Bale Indonesians on the island of Java have an old saying: A man is considered to be a real man if he has a house, a wife, a horse, a keris (dagger), and a bird. The sprawling island nation is home to more than 1,600 species of birds, more than almost any other country in the world. It’s also home to the greatest number of species that are threatened by the bird trade. Now a new study highlights just how severe a threat the pet trade is to Indonesia’s birds. The study, released Wednesday, has identified 13 species and another 14 subspecies that are at risk of extinction because of the pet trade. “The number one thing I want people to know is that the bird trade is an incredibly urgent issue that needs addressing,” said Chris Shepherd, one of the study’s authors and the Southeast Asian regional director for TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring organization. “It is a conservation crisis that is being ignored.”