On Monday, 6th September 2021, FLIGHT successfully assisted the Lampung Police and SKW III Lampung Bengkulu Nature Conservation Agency (BKSDA) foiled a smuggling attempt of 2,440 birds from Pekanbaru, Riau and to be smuggled to Tangerang, Banten.
The 2,440 birds were including 20 Chesnut-capped Laughingthrush, 520 Commom Hill Myna, 315 Purple-throated Sunbird, 20 Long-tailed Sibia, 20 Common Flameback, 1,520 Bar-winged Prinia, 45 Black-naped Oriole, 30 Tits, and 10 Streaked Bulbuls. All of these birds were not included in the protected species list. Nevertheless, the perpetrators couldn’t provide the required documents.
Thankfully, the 2,440 birds were already released on the Wan Abdul Rahman Forest Park. Meanwhile the two perpetrator were violated Article 44 Verse Z Law No.5 of 1990 Concerning Conservation of the Living Natural Resources and Its Ecosystem and also Article 19 Verse 2 of Government Regulation No.7 of 1990 Concerning Preserve of Animal and Plant.