Our focus is on protecting the birds of Indonesia by investigating and reporting poachers in the forests, documenting illegal birds and traders in markets, and also assist the Law Enforcement and police to stop smugglers and/or traders of Indonesian Birds. In addition, to actualize our vision, we build a home library and donated books concerning conservation and biodiversity to raise people’s awareness. We also conduct school visits to educate our next generation about the importance of birds to the ecosystem and our lives.
For the last three years, we have already helped and assisted the seizing of 139.048 birds in a total of different species. What we saw and photographed greatly upset as well as worried us.
Birds can’t reproduce fast enough in the wild to sustain the numbers being trapped and stolen for the bird trade largely on Java. If nothing is done to stop this illegal trade, our forests and villages will soon fall silent.
It’s important to note the major place birds have in keeping our environment in balance. Insects are best kept under control by birds and not lethal chemical agents. Birds also help spread seeds of both fruit and non-fruit-bearing bushes and trees.
Here are a few of the terrible parts of the illegal bird trade we have documented. Most birds die after being bought because buyers have no idea what to feed them or care for their needs. It is a dying shame what is happening to Indonesia’s birds in the hands of poachers and traders, isn’t it?