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Farmed or Poached? The trade of live Indonesian Bird Species in the Philippines

Published 19th October 2022

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Study flags booming trade and trafficking of Indonesia’s protected wild birds in neighbouring Philippines

Manila, Philippines, 19 October 2022 - Protected in Indonesia and illegal to import into the Philippines without a permit, yet Indonesia’s unique birds are found for sale, seized in and even exported from the Philippines.

Farmed or Poached? The trade of live Indonesian Bird Species in the Philippines

Report author(s):
Emerson Y. Sy, Josef Job G. Raymundo, Serene C.L. Chng

Publication date:
October 2022


Notes:

1. Indonesian bird species: species of birds endemic or native to Indonesia, excluding those also native to the Philippines

2. CITES: The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. It is an international agreement between governments. It aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival of the species.

3. Wallacea: A grouping of eastern Indonesian islands with high biodiversity and many endemic species. Wallacea includes Sulawesi, Lombok, SumbawaFloresSumbaTimorHalmaheraBuruSeram, and many smaller islands