[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Pro Fauna 2013
An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM

Pro Fauna Indonesia
January 2014

For two decades ProFauna has brought a different color in the conservation movement of Indonesian wildlife. Our thousands of supporters have been our greatest motivator and source of spirit in becoming the foremost wildlife protection organization that has taken numerous real actions throughout the years.

Pro Fauna Indonesia wildlife

2014 will be a very meaningful year for ProFauna Indonesia, because it marks our 20 years of journey in taking real actions for the wildlife and their habitats in Indonesia since 1994. For two decades ProFauna has brought a different color in the conservation movement of Indonesian wildlife. Our thousands of supporters have been our greatest motivator and source of spirit in becoming the foremost wildlife protection organization that has taken numerous real actions throughout the years. 

As a special milestone in ProFauna’s course, ProFauna is going to have it celebrated by launching new programs like ProFauna’s Ranger, which is establish in order to curb wildlife poaching within conservation areas. In addition, ProFauna will also promote Indonesian Primate Day, which will be celebrated on every 30 January. Another big agenda is a campaign tour to protect the last habitats of orangutans in Borneo. last but not least, in 2014 ProFauna will be having a grand 20th anniversary celebration with lots of festivities worked out by our supporters.

ProFauna closes 2013 with accomplishments and successful campaigns. One of the greatest accomplishment is ProFauna’s successful engagement to Tokobagus.com and Kaskus (online trade websites) to block advertisements selling protected wild animals. The cooperative action taken by the administrators of those sites is proven to be effective in diminishing online wildlife trade because this illicit practice has become more raging in the virtual world nowaday, rather than face-to-face trade in the markets.

In 2013, ProFauna also had a fruitful campaign to promote the protection of Sumatran orangutan, called “Ride for Orangutan”. This campaign’s success was boosted by the vast coverage of mass media, as well as the active participation of the people and communities in the places we visited. ProFauna has long believed that people’s active participation is strongly required in wildlife conservation efforts. That was proven during the campaign.  

In addition, ProFauna also had another success in promoting sea turtle conservation in many places throughout the country such as Java, Bali, and East Borneo. From the campaign, the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries has given a green light for ProFauna to give them suggestions on how to better manage sea turtle conservation programs in Indonesia. Currently, ProFauna is preparing the guideline, which is expected to be publicly available starting from next year.

ProFauna Indonesia would like to thank you for the lasting support. May in this coming year we can take more actions for the wildlife of Indonesia and their habitats.

Best wishes for all of us, Happy New Year 2014!


Return to Animal Rights Articles