On November 22, the South Sumatra Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) and the Law Enforcement Agency MoEF assisted by FLIGHT succeeded in thwarting the smuggling of 833 songbirds of various species in Palembang, South Sumatra. The birds had been stolen from the wild and transported by bus from Jambi with destination Lampung. Lampung is a transit point before birds are smuggled to Java and sold in bird markets as pets.

The birds that were rescued include the white-eye bird (zosterops m. Buxtomi), the purple-throated sunbird (Nectarinia sperata), the greater green leafbird (chloropsis sonnerati), the blue-crowned hanging parrot (Loriculus galgulus), The red-breasted parakeet (Psittacula alexandri), and The blue-masked leafbird (chloropsis venusta).

Of the 833 birds confiscated, 21 birds were found dead. Birds that survive are then released back into the wild after the birds are declared healthy.