goodmorningpapua.com – A total of 37 endemic Papuan birds including the Koki Kakatua , Mambruk, Nuri Bayan, and Kasturi Kepala Hitam were released in the forest at the area of Fleet Command Headquarters of TNI Navy’s III in Sorong Regency, West Papua Province.
An Acting Director of Conservation Area Planning at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Toto Indraswanto, said the released birds included 30 Koki kakatua (Cacatua Galerita).
In addition, as stated by him, there are three Mambruk birds (Goura cristata), two Nuri Bayans (Eclectus roratus), and two Kasturi Kepala Hitams (Lorius lory).
He explained that the birds were confiscated by technical implementing units of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in the areas of Java and Manado, as well as the results of animal protection patrols in Sorong City and District.
The release of the protected birds is a part of a series of events to commemorate the National Nature Conservation Day organized by the West Papua Natural Resources Conservation Center with the Indonesian Fleet Command of Navy III and Conservation International (CI) Indonesia.
The Acting (Plt) Head of the West Papua Natural Resources Conservation Center, Budi Mulyanto, invites all parties to take part in maintaining biodiversity in the West Papua Province, including preserving protected endemic animals.