Petition: Smuggled Parrots Found Inside Water Bottles On Ship in Indonesia

Petition: Smuggled Parrots Found Inside Water Bottles On Ship in Indonesia

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More than 70 likely bound for the underground market were discovered recently on a ship docked in ’s Papua region. 64 black-capped lories, a native to New Guinea and nearby islands, were discovered along with 10 deceased birds on the morning of November 19th. The birds were stuffed inside of plastic water bottles.

Police from the town of Fakfak, Indonesia say the crew of the ship became concerned after hearing noises coming from a large box.

“The ship’s crew told us that they suspected there were animals inside the box as they heard strange noises,’ said Dodik Junaidi, a police spokesman said to media.

No arrests have been made resulting from the discovery. Authorities are still unclear as to where the birds were being shipped to.

The case is similar to one from 2015 when police arrested a man in Indonesia suspected of smuggling two dozen endangered Cockatoos that were again found stuff inside plastic water bottles.

Indonesia has more endemic bird species than any other country in the world. Unfortunately, the country also has a large underground market where some species of birds can sell for tens of thousands of dollars.

In response to the continued threat faced by Indonesia’s bird population, the organization FLIGHT (Protecting Indonesia’s Birds) was formed in 2018.

“It is impossible for birds to 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 , our forests and villages will soon fall silent,” the organization’s website reads.

Earlier this summer, the organization helped thwart over 1500 from being illegally smuggled through Bakauheni Port. You can help support FLIGHT’s efforts to stop the illegal bird market in Indonesia by donating to their work through this link.

Sign this petition to save songbirds in Indonesia.

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 24 November 2020. Lead Image Source : Peter Goffa/Shutterstock.


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Vous avez signé le juillet 14, 2017

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Fermez les marchés aux oiseaux notoires

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Fermez les marchés aux oiseaux notoires
par: Jaime M
récipiendaire: Président Joko Widodo d’Indonésie
91801 SUPPORTERS – 95000 BUT
L’obsession de l’Indonésie pour les oiseaux chanteurs pourrait bien conduire à leur extinction. Des milliers d’oiseaux magnifiques et musicaux sont arrachés à la nature chaque année, entassés dans des cages et condamnés à une vie en captivité. Et ce sont les plus chanceux. Selon certains rapports, près de 60 pour cent des oiseaux meurent avant même d’être vendus. https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/892/218/265/?TAP=1732

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Vous avez signé le novembre 23, 2017

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Birds are God’s angels on earth

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ds le 26 décembre 2017

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91 745 SIGNATURES 95 000 OBJECTIF
Des perroquets contrebandiers trouvés dans des bouteilles
d’eau sur le navire en Indonésie

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Would sign but ph no. is mandatory so no.