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Supporting Indonesia's Animal Conservation, Garuda Transports Dozens of Protected Bird Animals

Cockatoo are among the most popular birds in Indonesian society. Starting from the crest, feathers, the attitude of the parrot, and especially because his intelligence imitates the human voice makes many people want to keep it. These animals can also be trained to perform in animal performances. The combination of its beautiful feathers and intelligence makes this bird a favorite to keep. Unfortunately, this is increasingly threatened by the population.

In Indonesia, it is a protected animal. Currently, parrots and some other types of birds have been designated as protected wildlife. It is stated in the Regulation of the Minister of Environment and Forestry (LHK) Number P.106/MENLHK/SETJEN/KUM.1/12/ 2018 of 2018 concerning the Second Amendment to the Regulation of the Minister of Environment and Forestry (LHK) Number P.20/MENLHK/SETJEN/KUM.1/6/2018 concerning Protected Plant and Animal Species.

Garuda Indonesia is again trusted to participate in the conservation process of protected endangered animals. In cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) through the Directorate General of Ecosystem Natural Resources Conservation (KSDAE), Garuda Indonesia helped transport 23 yellow-crested cockatoos from Kupang to Ambon on Tuesday (15/06).

Not only that, but Garuda also transported 63 other protected bird species from Surabaya and Semarang to their original habitat. The transportation is divided into a series of flights: First, on Wednesday (30/06) using a fleet of B737-800NG with GA325 and transporting 39 birds from Surabaya to Jakarta, and continued with flight GA656D to Jayapura. Second, we transported 24 birds from Semarang to their original habitats in Sorong, Jayapura, and Ambon on the same day.
 
Of the 24 birds, a total of 7 Kakatua Koki, Mambruk Victoria, and Kasuari Gelambir Ganda were sent by GA245 to Jayapura via Jakarta on the same day. The next day, Thursday (01/07), as many as 6 Kasturi Kepala Hitam, 4 Nuri Bayan, 1 Mambruk Ubiat, and 1 SiKasuari Gelambir Tunggal were transported using GA245, followed by GA682 from Jakarta to Sorong via Jakarta. The rest, as many as 5 Kakatua Koki Medium were sent to Ambon.
 
All documents requirements and procedures for transporting protected animals have met international regulations of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and quarantine regulations.
 
Garuda Indonesia is committed to takes part in conservation of nature and endangered animals through the translocation process itself in order to support the sustainability of Indonesia's wildlife population.