Thursday, May 31, 2012

Waiting for the eagles flap

Eagle hunting continues. Eagle conservation efforts like precarious?

Executive summry by darmansjah

The days have passed, and not one that I Catch eagle flying Eagles Asylum, Village Loji, Cigombong, Bogor. I break under the shade of pine trees and measure the actual journey to this place is not too taxing, just 2.5 hours from Jakarta. But tens of hours passed, the Skipper air on the island of Java that does not go waiting for appeared. My spirit almost subsided.

Since yesterday, my spirits still bubbling-foam. That afternoon, the weather was clear and the sun shone brightly
. I was treading the path between the rows of houses, plantation areas and rain forests. Finally, I arrived at the Refuge Eagle behind the gate area of ​​plantations on the slopes of Mount Salak. Part of the Mist Mountain Salak National Park is formerly managed by Perhutani.

I meet daily officers, to report my arrival mean - standard procedure entry protected areas usd0.3 costs, which enabled me to enter the area as well as to rehabilitate eagles released into the wild. While accompanying itinerate, officers testified animals than eagles here, from Javan (Presbytis comata), Javan gibbons (hylobats moloch), also Langur (Trachypithecus auratus), Wild boar (sus scrofa), and various types of reptiles.

Referring to the statement released by Raptor Indonesia (RAIN-network working group engaged in the research and conservation of birds of prey or raptors), there were 71 jensi raptor in Indonesia. This fakti should inspire us to preserve and conserve nature. In fact, the population of eagles or raptors in the wild shrinking. While in urban areas often we see these protected animals in stalls or kiosks sold on the black market. Once the population decline of the eagle, which would require more than just luck to be able to meet with these sharp eyed animals in their habitats.

Eagles Asylum Loji built to support Hazy Center-Salak National Park (GHSNP) conserve biodiversity in the region overall GHSNP, especially endangered raptor species, such as Javan hawk and other birds of prey. Another program, the adoption of an eagle and a campaign that aims to educate the public - especially hunters and collectors scare animal - nature conservation importance.

"Attention to hawk neglected because these animals are not as popular as dragons or Javan rhino," complain Mono. "Therefore, facilitate the trade hawks."

Mono ‘s fury tell when he and his colleagues found that children stolen by an eagle hunter. I was furious to hear that. The eagle hunter was certainly not aware of nasty action has damaged the chain of life, automatically bad for the future of Earth that would also perceived themselves his descendants.

Furthermore, Mono explained eagle reproductive cycle is fairly rare. Eagle nesting females only twice a year by the number of eggs an average of two points, and just one egg are a mature eagle. If the child continues to hawk stolen, how populations of eagles in the wild could be improved? Mating in the wild arguably the only way to reproduce eagle-eagle breeding while the concept has not been developed.

Currently, TNHGS (Taman Nasional Halimun Gunung Salak) has four types of eagles in captivity, hawk eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus), eagle pariah (milvus imgrans), eagle snake bido (spilornis cheela), and Javan hawk-eagle (Spizaetus bartelsi). Javan hawk conditions of most concern. Population one endemic species of Java that his face reminiscent of the state emblem of Garuda is estimated to be less than 500 fish in the world.

The Eagles on Asylum eagle Loji was confiscated Animal Rescue Center, and the results of the junk. The Eagles were placed in the cage for the observed transit condition. Eagle in good condition and moved kekandang rahibilitasi airworthy. Here, the eagle was taught back to their natural behavior to be reintroduced. Preparation of the release include preparation of species (such as behavioral assessment, health permitting) and preparation of the release site (such as ecological and social areas including interference that may occur).

"An assessment of the standards of behavior that will be released liarkan hawk refers to conservation standards applied by international union for conservation of nature (IUCN)," said Mono. "But of course adjusted to the situation and condition of Indonesia."

Evening almost before my time towards the cage and mono display. We pursue a suspension bridge, which makes me a little giddy-crosses the river. From here, the panoramic slopes-Mist Mountain Salak so stunning, lush green that reassuring feeling.

Cage is a maintenance display of eagles that are considered not worthy released into their natural habitat. Cage is also used as a medium of education eagle behavior patterns, as well as displays for people who want to see the eagles up close.

The second day here, I was almost out of the spirit of the eagle's wing as well. When I rest in the shade of pine trees, suddenly ... sounds eagle screeches. Aha! I instinctively looked up and sure enough: a hawk eagle flying overhead! I ran up to him and aimed the camera at him. I love to see an eagle fly, and sad because that's the only one I have seen eagles flying for two days at the lodge's eagle sanctuary. If among us would be wise to treat nature, we will see more of a flying eagle.

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