Join our next tour to Biak, Nimbokrang, Arfak, Sorong and Waigeo 1 May 2016

Biak, Nimbokrang, Arfak, Sorong and Waigeo 1 May 2016

Male Magnificent bird of paradise - Cicinnurus magnificus

Male Magnificent bird of paradise – Cicinnurus magnificus

The Indonesia Nine – you can help them

As many of you know, Mehd works as World Parrot Trust’s Indonesia Programme Manager. He wanted to follow-up on the story and decided to visit the 8 surviving cockatoos and 1 Eclectus male in Maharani Zoo outside Surabaya.
They are in surprisingly good condition and are well looked after by the zoo staff. But of course they are in desperate need of funding and you can help by donating to our fund raising campaign.

Two of the surviving 8 Eleonora cockatoos

Two of the surviving 8 Eleonora Cockatoos

Six of the eight Eleonora Cockatoos rehabilitating in Maharani Zoo outside Surabaya

Six of the eight Eleonora Cockatoos rehabilitating in Maharani Zoo outside Surabaya

When Mehd researched some more and saw the birds, it was easy to see the mistake they’ve made in all newspapers. These are all Eleonora or Medium Sulphur-crested Cockatoos (Cacatua galerita eleonora) originating from Aru and introduced in Kai Islands.

We will follow up on this story as soon as Mehd is back in Indonesia in the beginning of July.