ORANGUTAN AT AFA 2015

Asia for Animals conference starting October 6th-10th in Kuching on the island of Borneo, with a packed programme of presentations covering a huge range of issues. More than 400 delegates from 26 countries are attend that event. But so many of delegates can’t come because to much hazz and some of airport just closedown. Some of speaker just cancel to come in last day because the airport close specialy has plan transit at Pontianak west Borneo, Indonesia.
To much scedule change in firstday of conference.

This Conference talk about animal wildlife trade and some of them talk about animal farm, animal right and animal welfare in many place of this world. There have 3 speaker talk about orangutan, 2 from International Animal Rescue and 1 from Centre for Orangutan Protection.

Paulinus Kristianto from the Centre for Orangutan Protection in East Kalimantan on Indonesian Borneo called for an end to the ravages being caused to orangutan habitat by palm oil companies. Paulinus say, enough is enough no more palm oil, RSPO is biggers lie there is no sustainable in palm oil. Forest conservation by palm oil and recomendation by RSPO in reality is nothing. He say forest conservation recomendation by rspo just make legal palm oil company can distroy more and more high conservation forest in borneo.

Juanisa Andiani from International Animal Rescue Indonesia spoke about habitat destruction and told delegates that orangutans were being pushed onto rubber and oil palm plantations because they are desperate for fruit and water. “There used to be a lot of forest around the rubber plantations in Ketapang, but the trees have burnt down and suddenly the orangutans have to come and eat the rubber trees,” she said.

Adi Irawan, also from International Animal Rescue Indonesia, said there had been a 50 percent decline in orangutan populations in Indonesia over the past 60 years and most of the animals were now living outside protected areas. There are more than 1,000 orangutans in rescue and rehabilitation centres in Indonesia, Adi says. Hundreds of the animals are displaced or killed every years

This conference close at October 9th night and October 10th all delegate  have trip to some of rescue centre at Kuching.

MENDESAK, EVAKUASI SATWA DARI BUMI KEDATON LAMPUNG

Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) mendesak Kementrian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan untuk mengevakuasi seluruh satwa dari Taman Satwa dan Wisata Bumi Kedaton Bandar Lampung. Desakan ini didasarkan pada kualitas hidup satwa yang sangat mengenaskan di Lembaga Konservasi tersebut.

Daniek Hendarto, Area Manager Jawa dan Sumatera dari COP, menyatakan sebagai berikut:

“Bukan hanya manusia yang memiliki hak. Satwa pun juga memiliki standar minimum kesejahtera-an yang dikenal dengan 5 Kebebasan Satwa, diantaranya bebas dari rasa lapar dan haus, bebas dari ketidaknyamanan fisik, bebas dari rasa sakit, luka dan penyakit, bebas untuk mengekspresikan perilaku alaminya dan yang terakhir bebas dari rasa takut dan tertekan.”

“Beruang madu menunjukkan perilaku stress dengan menjilati jeruji dan memakan tahi-nya sendiri. Hal ini disebabkan kandang yang terlalu sempit, ditambah tidak ada air minum serta fasilitas bermain. Kuku beruang mulai panjang melengkung yang dapat menyebabkan telapak tangannya akan terluka nantinya. Kandang beruang juga tidak dalam posisi terkunci, hal ini sangat membahayakan pengunjung.”

“Kukang yang merupakan satwa nokturnal yaitu satwa yang aktif di malam hari tidak memiliki tempat untuk bersembunyi dari paparan sinar matahari. Miskinnya fasilitas di dalam kandangnya akan memperburuk kondisi kukang yang dapat berakibat pada kematian.”

“Siamang dan Owa adalah dua jenis gibbon yang membutuhkan kandang yang luas dan tinggi yang memungkin dia mengeksresikan perilaku alaminya. namun pengelola tidak menyediakannya, sehingga kedua gibbon ini terpaksa duduk di atas tanah.”

Daniek menambahkan, “Semua kandang tanpa jarak dengan pengunjung, yang memungkinkan pengunjung maupun satwa berinteraksi. Ini sangat membahayakan pengunjung maupun satwa melalui penyebaran zoonosis mengingat kondisi satwa sebelumnya karena kandang maupun fasi-litas kandang yang tidak terpenuhi.”

Berdasarkan Peraturan Menteri Kehutanan No: P.31/Menhut-II/2012 mengenai Lembaga Konservasi, Taman Satwa dan Wisata Bumi Kedaton tidak memenuhi syarat. Akibatnya, satwa koleksinya berada dalam kondisi di bawah standar kesejahteraan yang disepakati oleh berbagai asosiasi seperti Perhimpunan Kebun Binatang Seluruh Indonesia (PKBSI) dan World Association of Zoo dan Aquaria (WAZA). Manajemen harus segera memperbaiki fasilitasnya atau harus menghadapi ancaman penutupan.

Untuk informasi dan wawancara lebih lanjut harap menghubungi:

Daniek Hendarto

Area Manager Jawa dan Sumatera COP

HP : 081328837434

email : daniek@cop.or.id

APE CRUSADER TO FIGHT FIRES

Forest fires rage across Borneo, causing systemic disaster for animal, people and environment. COP decided its APE Crusader Team to assist our ally FNPF around Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Kalimantan. The FNPF has replanting program to rehab the designated area for orangutan release. This area burnt very bad. They in urgent need for help. Our team drive for about 50 hours non stop from its base in North East Borneo. We teamed up with Hutan Group from Japan also. Once we arrive, we fight the fires. We do everything what we can do. We are just nothing when fighting against nature amok. It is test for our ego. It is doesn’t matter what is your organisation and no matter how important your in your organisation, we are all just nothing in the mid of smokes and fires. We forced to pause our work as we have very bad news. The house of Paulinus, our APE Crusader captain has burt down in West Kalimantan. His beloved grandpa also died in the accident.

Forest fires kills wildlife and human, also devastated the life of our team member. We do not give up. We will never stop our crusade. We will keep fighting to save wildlife. We would like to say thank you for your support.

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