Subdit IV Specific Criminal Acts (Tipidter) of the Lampung Regional Police Special Criminal Investigation supported by Flight succeeded in apprehending suspected illegal wildlife traffickers in Bandar Lampung, Lampung Province on Tuesday (2/6/2020) A suspect, who is 24 and a resident of Kotabumi, North Lampung, was arrested by officers while allegedly transporting protected animals in front of the Lampung Museum, Bandar Lampung. Speaking through Police Commissioner Zulman Topan, the Head of the Sub-division of Public Information, Zahwani Pandra Arsyad, Chief Commissioner of the Police and the Head of Lampung Police Public Relations, confirmed the arrest. “Yes, one person has been arrested. Officers secured evidence in the form of four Siamang gibbon babies and three oriental owls,” he said, speaking on Wednesday (3/6/2020) It is alleged that the suspect, who is still a student, was offering 4 Siamang gibbon babies for sale at Rp 1.7 million per animal, and the owls were being offered at Rp 700 thousand per owl on Facebook. According to Zulman, currently the police are still developing this case of animal trafficking for further processing. “Currently it is still in the investigation stage, and is in the process of being investigated by investigators,” said Zulman. Head of Conservation Section III Lampung, BKSDA Bengkulu, Hifzon Zawahiri spoke of the condition of the animals which had been confiscated by the Lampung Regional Police. “When rescued, the four primates were dehydrated, stressed and malnourished,” said Hifzon. BKSDA Lampung will be rehabilitating these animals and will release them back into the […]
Lampung Quarantine and Bakauheni port police, assisted by FLIGHT, stopped the smuggling of 4 slowlorises, 2 langurs and hundreds of birds
On November 26, Lampung Quarantine and Bakauheni port police, assisted by FLIGHT, stopped the smuggling of 4 slowlorises, 2 langurs and hundreds of birds from Lampung to West Java. These animals are now safe, at the government-owned Animal Rescue Center waiting to be released into the wild. This rescue effort is supported by funds provided by Wildlife Reserve Singapore, Animals Asia, and Change for Animals and Rainforest Rescue
On October 22nd, we taught children at the “Internusa Jaya Mandiri” elementary school about the importance of protecting animal welfare.
On October 22nd, we taught children at the “Internusa Jaya Mandiri” elementary school in Jonggol, West Java about the importance of protecting animal welfare. We held three competitions; coloring, making speeches about protecting and not harming animals, and a quiz. The children were happy joining this competition. Besides that, we also distributed donations of books from Djarum Foundation to this school. We provide educational programs for the younger generation in schools. We want our young generation to grow up with strong awareness of the importance of animal welfare and conservation. FLIGHT thanks Lilian Miles and Simon Goulding for their donation in this education program.
An updated list of protected flora and fauna has seen a jump in the number of species, from 294 in 1999 to 921 this year. The new list, issued by the Environment and Forestry Ministry last month, aims to promote sustainability and a proper treatment of the protected animals and plants. The ministry’s biodiversity conservation director, Indra Exploitasia, said the updated list, revised for the first time in 19 years, was the result of a long discussion that began in 2007 and intensified in 2015. “We hope that with the preservation effort, the management of the protected flora and fauna can be sustainable,” Indra told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. On the list, the names of several birds appear, including kenari melayu (finch), gelatik jawa (sparrow) and kacamata jawa or pleci (Javan white-eye. These birds are popular for the beautiful sounds they make when they chirp and are often kept at houses as pets, especially by Javanese people. Indra said they were added to the list because they met the criteria for protected flora and fauna as stipulated in Article 5 of Government Regulation No. 7/1999. The article states that any species of flora and fauna that are endemic to the country, have a small population or saw its population decline significantly are required to be included in the protected class. “We are currently preparing a policy for the management of the protected flora and fauna. For example, the flora and fauna that can be brought [home] as pets must be certified first. But we are still preparing the policy,” […]
The Sunda coucal inside a small cage in Pramuka Market, Jakarta. These birds are threatened by illegal hunting and habitat loss. It is endemic to Java. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and swamps. Please sign, share the petition below, and let your voice be heard in calling for an protecting Indonesia’s birds: https://www.change.org/p/president-jokowi-save-indonesia-s-wild-birds Everyone who cares about birds need to watch this. If you would then like to help support the brave people exposing this illegal and cruel trade, please make a donation of whatever you can afford at: http://flightprotectingbirds.org/donate/ Every donor will receive a ‘thank you’ from FLIGHT.