Our findings strongly show that these places not only became hubs for illegal trade in bird, but also places where animal cruelty routinely occurs. These photos speak more than words ever can.
FLIGHT and OCFI to collaborate on bringing to fruition a number of wildlife rescue schemes in Sumatra
On 28-29 July 2018, FLIGHT Executive Director Marison Guciano made a visit to North Sumatra, at the invitation of the Orangutan Care Foundation of Indonesia (OCFI). He saw to 3 events, first; Signing a cooperation agreement between FLIGHT and OCFI to collaborate on bringing to fruition a number of wildlife rescue schemes in Sumatra. Secondly, Marison provided training on wildlife trade investigations to OCFI staff. And thirdly; he planted trees in the village of Lau Lamak, North Sumatra. These trees are not only useful as habitats for orangutans, but also for the birds.
On Thusday, 12 July 2018, Seizure of protected bird species from a seller in Sukabumi by the police and supported by FLIGHT. The animals seized were 2 crested serpent eagle (Spilornis cheela), 1 Changable Hawk Eagle (Nisaetus cirrhatus) and 11 individuals from the sunbird Family. Seized birds were found in poor conditions, with loss of feathers, and one with a wound on its head. On 16 July 2018, the birds have been safely transported to Cikananga Wildlife Center for Rehabilitation. FLIGHT thanks the Police, and Cikananga Wildlife Center, Animals Asia and Change For Animals Foundation for their support.