ProFauna Bali Office Annual Report 2009

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ProFauna Bali Office Annual Report 2009
ProFauna Bali Office
Annual Report 2009
Compiled by
Supported by
The Animal
Defence Trust
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I. INTRODUCTION
At the beginning of 2009, ProFauna Bali Office moved to
a new office located nearby Kuta Beach, Bali. The Born
Free Foundation (BFF), the Humane Society International
(HSI) – Australia, and the Animal Defence Trust for the
second time have jointly agreed to fund the operational
cost of ProFauna Bali office’s project named ProFauna
Bali Office & Marine Turtle Campaign from 2009 to
2011.
The international organizations’ financial supports have ensured ProFauna to carry on the
wildlife conservation programs, especially the marine turtle program in Bali that has been
performed since 1999.
In 2009, ProFauna Bali has performed these following activities:
 Bird market monitoring
 Sea Turtle Protection program
 Education of Sea Turtle Protection
 Sea Turtle Protection Campaign
 Law Enforcement
 Other Activities
II. PROGRAMS
A. Monitoring on the Illegal Wildlife Trade
A.1. Monitoring on the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Satria Bird Market
ProFauna keeps running the monthly survey to the protected species traded in Satria pet market,
Denpasar. Satria is the biggest pet or animal market in Bali. Carrying on the monitoring,
ProFauna records the species, numbers, and the prices of the protected animals traded there.
Along 2009, there had been no protected animal found in the market
The fact that there was no protected wildlife traded in Satria market is good news. However, it is
believed that the illegal wildlife trade still happens secretly. Nevertheless, the absence of openly
illegal wildlife trade will reduce consumers to buy the protected wildlife.
A.2. Monitoring on the Trade of Souvenirs Made from Protected Wildlife Parts
ProFauna had monitored regularly on the trade of souvenirs made from the protected wildlife
body parts on two most visited tourism destinations: Kuta and Ubud regions. ProFauna worked
together with the Natural Resources Conservation Centre (BKSDA) of the Bali Forestry
Department to monitor the trade.
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The result is that there was no illegal souvenir found. But, the team found a mammoth ivory
tusk, which originality was questioned, and a deer horn, which was taken from a captive-bred
deer in Java.
A.3. Desk Investigation into the Trade of Sea Turtle Eggs in Indonesia
During 2009, ProFauna Bali Office
carried out a desk investigation into the
trade of sea turtle eggs in Indonesia.
Based on the data collected from the
internet and ProFauna Bali Office’s
informants, the trade of sea turtle eggs
happened rampantly in two cities:
Samarinda City in East Kalimantan and
Padang City in West Sumatera. The
trade was also found in other locations
like in Bengkulu, West Lampung,
Jember, Banyuwangi, Bangka, and
Bintan Island. Further information on
the trade of sea turtle eggs in Samarinda and Padang cities as follows:
1. The hubs of sea turtle egg trade in East Kalimantan were located in two regions: Berau,
Tarakan in Balikpapan City and the biggest one in Samarinda City. Along the riverside of
Mahakam River, centred in the street of Jl Martadinata. Traders sold the sea turtle eggs in
a package containing from 6 – 8 eggs to a larger one usually wrapped in a plastic bag
containing 50 – 100 eggs. They sold the eggs both raw and boiled. The locals believe that
sea turtle eggs are aphrodisiac, can cure asthma and heal hip pain.
Some traders confessed that each day they could sell 100 eggs. They were supplied by a
major dealer from 1,000 to 1,500 eggs every week. The calculation is that from 10 traders
along Mahakam Riverside sold between 10,000 and 15,000 eggs every week or at least
40,000 eggs per month. ProFauna strongly suspects that the eggs are also smuggled to the
neighbouring countries like to Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei.
2. The centre of sea turtle egg trade was in Muara Padang Beach, West Sumatera. The
dealers supplied the eggs to the traders for 4,000 IDR (0.4 USD) to 5,000 IDR (0.5 USD).
Traders sold the eggs to buyers at 8,000 IDR (0.8 USD). It is estimated that in 2009, there
were 366,213 sea turtle eggs traded.
B. Sea Turtle Protection Program
B.1. Sea Turtle Protection Program on Kuta Beach
In 2009, total of the relocated eggs of the olive ridleys (Lepidochelys olivacea) on Kuta Beach
was 4,905 which 4,409 hatchlings had been released to the sea. These sea turtle eggs or babies
were from 54 egg clutches consisting of 44 clutches on Kuta Beach, seven clutches on other
regions (Tabanan, Legian, and Seminyak regions), and three clutches hatched naturally.
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Compared to the total of rescued eggs in 2008, number of the rescued sea turtle eggs in 2009
increased to 254%. Another progress is that more individuals and companies are interested in
supporting the sea turtle protection program on Kuta Beach both financially and other form of
donation. For example, there was an Australian tourist who donated a titanium tag for the sea
turtle. One of the companies that supported ProFauna Bali Office is the local Coca Cola
Company that supported the repair and extension of the sea turtle hatchery.
B.2.Sea Turtle Protection Program on Tegal Besar, Klungkung Region
There were 14 egg clutches of olive ridleys
(Lepidochelys olivacea) relocated from
Tegal Besar Beach, Klungkung Region in
2009 consisting of 1,112 eggs. From those
eggs, 853 hatched and were released to the
sea.
ProFauna Bali also supported I Wayan
Mega Artha, the leader of a local
community who cares for the sea turtle
protection program on Tegal Besar Beach,
to be the nominee of Kalpataru award, an
environment award from the national government. ProFauna Bali provided I Wayan Mega Artha
with compiling his activity photo and video documentations as well as producing leaflets to
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complete his nomination. I Wayan Mega Artha finally became the runner-up for Bali Province
even though he failed to go to the national level.
B.3. Lobbying to Stop the Sea Turtle Trade in South-East Sulawesi
On 13 March 2009, ProFauna Bali had a meeting with the Head of South-East Sulawesi BKSDA
in a sea turtle workshop held in Bali. ProFauna handed the official with the investigation report
on the sea turtle trade in South-East Sulawesi and encouraged BKSDA to take action and enforce
the law to tackle the trade. The Head of BKSDA responded positively and would follow up the
report by holding more intensive patrol. However, the government agent expressed the problem
they faced was that the areas they covered were too wide and consisting of small islands.
C. Education
C.1 Exhibition in Bali International School (BIS)
On 31 October 2009, ProFauna Bali
was invited by Bali International
School to participate in their
exhibition as one activity of the
Global Issue Seminar. Besides
ProFauna, there were 10 environment
NGOs participating in the event.
ProFauna Bali took sea turtle issues
as the exhibition theme. It was
attended by more than 200 students,
along with some teachers, from
different international schools in Bali.
Most students asked about the sea
turtle protection program on Kuta
Beach and they expressed their interest to follow the sea turtle release.
C.2 Visit by the Veterinary Students of Gadjah Mada University from Yogyakarta, Central
Java
On 3 July 2009, 50 veterinary students of
Gadjah Mada University from Yogyakarta,
Central Java, one of the top reputable state
universities in Indonesia, visited ProFauna
Bali Office as one of their study tour
destinations. They wanted to know more
about ProFauna and its sea turtle protection
programmes. Most of them were interested
to ProFauna’s Bali Office explanation.
Some expressed their concerns by asking
how to join ProFauna both as supporters
(volunteers) and employees.
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C.3. Training on Sea Turtle Protection to ‘Bali Cahaya’ Tour Guides
On 4 July 2009, ProFauna gave training on Sea Turtle
Protection to the tour guides of ‘Bali Cahaya’, a tour
and travel company in Bali. There were 30 tour
guides attending the training. ProFauna team gave
them some information about the sea turtle protection
activities and the sea turtle life cycle. ProFauna team
also played ProFauna’s wildlife protection movie
entitled “Toward Extinction”.
C.4. School Visit to SD (Elementary School) Tegal Besar
ProFauna Bali visited a Sekolah Dasar/ SD (elementary school) Tegal Besar on 15 December
2009 and gave a lecture on sea turtle protection. ProFauna team handed out copies of sea turtle
booklet (photocopied version) and held discussion. It was attended by 25 students who were very
active in raising questions about sea turtle life.
C.5. Sea Turtle Protection Training for Staff Members of Bali Hard Rock Hotel
On 19 December 2009, ProFauna Bali
trained the staff members of Bali Hard
Rock Hotel about the sea turtle
protection program on Kuta Beach.
The training served as a follow-up of
ProFauna Bali and Hard Rock Hotel’s
partnership to fund raise by producing
education materials of sea turtle
protection campaign.
The training was held in Movie Room
on the first of Bali Hard Rock Hotel,
Kuta. Since it was held on during
working hours, the training was divided into two sessions so that all employees could attend it.
15 trainees paid attentively to ProFauna’s lecture on sea turtle protection. Furthermore, Bali Hard
Rock Hotel management requested ProFauna to provide video education materials which they
will distribute them to their customers, especially children.
D. Campaign
D.1. Sea Turtle Protection Campaign Featuring a National Celebrity, Melanie Subono, on
Kuta Beach
The national celebrity, Melanie Subono who is a female rock singer, helped ProFauna Indonesia
in its sea turtle protection campaign on 16 July 2009, on Kuta Beach. Melanie Subono is also the
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member (volunteer) of the organization. She was featured in the public campaign that attended as
well by her husband, a respectable Balinese, Gusti Ngurah Agus Wijaya. During the campaign
on the beach, Melanie Subono and ProFauna team stretched a 100-metre banner saying “Only
One from 1000 will Survive!” with a thousand sea turtle pictures as the background. While other
members of the team handed out free stickers of sea turtle conservation to the beach visitors.
This public campaign was covered and published by many media. The list of the media is
attached.
D.2 Kuta Karnival 2009
The sea turtle protection campaign on Kuta beach between July and September 2009 was held
coincided the 7th Kuta Karnival from 19 to 27 September 2009. The activities included:
D.2.1 Exhibition of Sea Turtle Protection on Kuta Beach
At the exhibition held from 19 to 27
September 2009, ProFauna displayed
the latest photograph documentations
showing sea turtle conservation
activities as well as posters about sea
turtle information. ProFauna’s stand at
the exhibition was located next to the
Kuta Beach security guard’s office.
Compared with the total attendants in
2008, there were much less in 2009
because “Sunset Dance”, the show that
had been held in the previous years of
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Kuta Karnival in front of the guard’s office on Kuta Beach and attracted many crowds,
was moved to Seminyak Beach this year. Therefore, many beach visitors and tourists
were concentrated more on Seminyak Beach than on Kuta Beach where ProFauna had the
exhibition stand.
D.2.2 Exhibition of Sea Turtle Protection on Bali Food Festival
In the series of the 7th Kuta
Karnival activities, ProFauna
was given a free stand in Bali
Food Festival, held from 25 to
27 September 2009. Thanks to
the Head of Kuta Beach security
guard who lobbied the Karnival
committee to give the stand free
for ProFauna. In this exhibition,
ProFauna displayed the sea
turtle conservation photograph
documentations and distributed
leaflets and stickers. ProFauna
team also put a donation box and sold merchandises.
The average attendants visiting ProFauna’s stand was more than 1,000 people per day.
Some of them gave donation and bought ProFauna’s merchandises, especially the sea
turtle series. Some were surprised to know the fact that there were still sea turtles nesting
on Kuta Beach which was crowded by many tourists all the time.
D.2.3 Kuta Karnival Parade
The final activity in Kuta Karnival was the parade held in the afternoon of 27 September
2009. ProFauna team together with the Kuta Beach Security guards marched an
approximate three metre sea turtle figure placed on top of ProFauna’s ATV while two
ProFauna’s volunteers handed out sea turtle protection leaflets and stickers to the
audiences. The giant sea turtle figure attracted the crowds because it was different from
other parade participants who exhibited similar theme (instead of animal theme).
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D.3. Campaign against the Proposal of 1,000 Quota of Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Use by
the Governor of Bali for Traditional Ceremony
In 2009, the Governor of Bali Province sent a proposal to the Forest Protection and Nature
Conservation (PHKA) of the Forestry Department 1,000 quota of green turtle (Chelonia mydas)
use by the Governor of Bali for traditional and religious ceremony. ProFauna was strongly
against the proposal. Thus, ProFauna actively lobbied the PHKA and the National Scientific
Institute (LIPI) to reject the proposal.
To discuss the proposal, on 5 September 2009 in the Post Graduate Campus of Udayana
University in Bali, LIPI invited ProFauna and other stakeholders in Bali: head of Hindu Priest
Association, Pakraman Village leaders, Farming Department of Badung Regency, The Fisheries
and Marine Department representatives of Denpasar City and Bali, The Resources Conservation
Centre of the Forestry Department (BKSDA Bali), ProFauna Indonesia, WWF, and TEEC
Serangan.
The important result of the meeting was that the Hindu Association disagreed with the proposal
and ProFauna Indonesia supported this because this quota would create more problems as there
was no control mechanism and trigger the illegal trade of sea turtles in Bali. LIPI added that Bali
had no potential places as green turtle (Chelonia mydas) nesting sites. Until this report was
made, ProFauna had kept monitoring this issue.
Two months later, on 13 November 2009, Peter Jaeggi, a reporter from Scweizer Radio DRS
visited ProFauna Bali’s office to have an interview about sea turtle trade in Bali and also the
green turtle quota proposal by the Governor of Bali.
Eventually, in the meeting between ProFauna, PHKA of the Forestry Department, and LIPI,
agreed to refuse the proposal. At the moment this report being made, ProFauna is still waiting for
the official rejection letter.
Apart from those, a ProFauna’s colleague, Kurt Amsler (SOS Sea Turtles) held an online petition
to run a cause against the quota proposal. The online petition was published on www.sosseaturtle.ch and through FaceBook. At the moment this report being made, there have been 1,055
people, most from Europe, signing on the petition.
E. Law Enforcement
E.1. Release of the Confiscated Sea Turtles by Bali Marine Police
On 30 May 2009, the Marine Police of Bali Police Department succeeded in capturing the crews
of a fishing boat from Sumbawa, named Herdianto, 29, and Kadek Suastika, 34. The police
found that the boat carried seven green turtles (Chelonia mydas) onboard. Herdianto admitted
that he hunted the turtles from Nusa Barong and Sukamade waters in East Java. The police
captured the suspects when the ship sailed on Kedonganan (Jimbaran), of Nusa Dua waters
(close to Nikko Hotel).
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On 31 May 2009, two of the confiscated turtles were kept by the police as evidences, while the
rest was released to Kuta Sea. ProFauna led the release which was helped by the local people and
Kuta Beach visitors.
E.2. Seizure on Wildlife Smuggling to Japan
On 2 October 2009, BKSDA Bali with the help of ProFauna Indonesia succeeded in seizing an
illegal wildlife syndicate involving two Japaneses. The team foiled the smuggling of 16
protected species through Ngurah Rai airport and arrested two Japaneses: Naoki Kammatsu and
Tonotobu Yamamoto. The majority of the confiscated animals were eagles, including the
endangered Javan Hawk Eagle (Spizaetus bartelsi). The animals were:
5
6
COMMON
NAMES
Javan Hawk Eagle
Barred Eagle Owl
Spotted wood owl
Cgangeable Hawk
Eagle
Spotted kestrel
Eagle
7
Common otter
NO
1
2
3
4
SCIENTIFIC NAMES
TOTAL
REMARKS
Spizaetus bartelsi
Bubo sumatranus
Strix seloputo
Spizaetus cirrhatus
1
1
2
3
Evacuated
Wildlife
Centre
Falco moluccensis
Unidentified
5
3
Lutra lutra
1
16
Died
Unidentified chick,
newly born.
Died
TOTAL
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The team also arrested five Indonesian, old players of wildlife syndicate, named Tholib,
Lukman, Mohamad Avansa Solihin, Amir, and Made Artana. They served as middle men and
dealers.
They smuggled the protected
wildlife by putting the animals in
modified water pipes which then
were packaged altogether with the
luggage. All of those animals were
imported from East Java smuggled
using trucks heading off Denpasar,
Bali and intentionally exported
overseas through Ngurah Rai
airport.
At the moment of writing this
report, ProFauna keeps monitoring
the case which is still being
investigated by BKSDA of the Forestry Department.
F. Other Activities
F.1. Creating a Web Blog containing information about Sea Turtle
To enhance the knowledge and raise the awareness of the public on the protection of marine
turtle, ProFauna Bali Office has created a web log containing information of sea turtle in
Indonesia. The blog is hosted by free domain of Wordpress and named
http://duniapenyu.wordpress.com. At the moment the report is made, the page has been visited
by 2,759 users.
The total comments were 34. It is considered small because the articles posted on the blog were
too small and the trend in Indonesia showed that internet users are no longer active in blogging.
They were active in the famous social network, facebook, instead.
F.2. Attending a meeting of NGOs in Bali to react upon the Rabies attack in the Island
To solve the problem of Rabies infected by Bali stray dogs in Bali, Yudhistira Swarga
Foundation invited NGOs working for animal welfare in Bali. The meeting was held on
Saturday, 17 January 2009 and attended by representatives of ProFauna, InAW (Indonesian
Animal Welfare), BAWA (Bali Animal Welfare), and the rescue centre of Bali.
During the meeting, the participants discussed Bali government’s policy on the culling of any
stray dogs without making medical check up. It was agreed that the meeting participants formed
a forum called Bali Rabies Forum.
F.3. Attending a national workshop of Marine Turtle Conservation and Management
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I Wayan Wiradnyana (ProFauna Bali Coordinator) attended a workshop of marine turtle
conservation on 22 – 23 January 2009, in Mulia hotel, Jember, East Java, held by the General
Directorate of the Coastal and Small Islands (KP3K) of the Marine and Fisheries Ministry
working together with the General Directorate of Conservation and Biodiversity (PHKA) of the
Forestry Ministry. It was attended by representatives of Marine and Fisheries Department,
Forestry Department, NGOs, and universities.
The results of the workshop are in the following:

It needs a thorough study including the legal, scientific, and other aspects relating to the
protection status of each regions of the nesting sea turtles shore on their beaches. This study
will serve as a reference for the policy makers to decide whether sea turtle eggs can be used
under certain conditions or can not be used at all.

The allowed sea turtle usage is for the indirect utilizations for instance is the ecotourism
based on sea turtle conservation and research where the present regulations need to be
simplified.

At some locations where sea turtles face serious threat like in Tambelan, Pangumbahan,
Paloh, and Kerabak Kecil Island the authorized government should start a joint program to
implement better and sustainable sea turtle conservation management.

The national strategic plan of sea turtle conservation should accommodate the results of this
workshop and be implemented as a reference for the 2009-2019 programmes.

A turtle conservation network should be set up.
F.4. Being a presenter at the 29th Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation in
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
The symposium was held for the first time in the southern sphere of the world and the second
time for Indo Pacific. ProFauna Indonesia sent its representative for the first time to attend the
meeting and present its sea turtle program in Bali, funded by Humane Society International
Australia.
The main activity of the symposium was held from 17 to 19 February 2009 in Brisbane
Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southern Brisbane. It was attended by 700 participants from 86
countries, including new 13 countries. There were 108 presentations and 201 posters at the main
event.
Before and after the main activities of the symposium, there were other events: Australian Mini
Symposium, several workshops of microscopy statistic, stable isotope and analysis, IUCN red
listing of Sea Snake and some regional meeting. Through the meeting ProFauna has gained the
opportunities to meet delegations from around the world with different backgrounds and share
information to network on sea turtle conservation.
On the 2nd day, I Wayan Wiradnyana, ProFauna Bali Office Coordinator, gave presentation
entitled “Sea turtle Conservation in Bali – Indonesia, Social-Cultural, Education, Press and Law
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Enforcement Approach”. Following the presentation, ProFauna received positive responses from
other participants and discussed further about it with them.
The 30th symposium will be held in Goa, India, and Kartik Shanker was elected as the new
International Sea Turtle Society president replacing Collin J. Limpus.
F.5. Attending a seminar of Sea Turtle Trade hosted by Udayana University and WWF
Indonesia
From 12 to 13 March 2009, ProFauna Bali attended a workshop on the sea turtle trade held by
Udayana University, Fisheries and Marine Department, Forestry Department, and WWF
Indonesia. The theme was Creating Strategies to Tackle the Coming “Plague” of Sea Turtle
Trade.
The workshop discussed about the cooperation on law enforcement and resolutions to solve
problems on sea turtle parks in Bali. However, the workshop was more intended to legalize the
legalization of the sea turtle parks which is currently illegal.
ProFauna has rejected the sea turtle parks since they exploit sea turtles in the name of
conservation. The parks pose links to the illegal trade of sea turtle.
F.6 Launch of ProFauna Bali New Office and ATV Presentation to Kuta Beach Security
Guards
On 29 April 2009, Chairman of
ProFauna
Indonesia,
Rosek
Nursahid,
officially
launched
ProFauna Bali’s new office located
in Jl. Kediri 43D Kuta, Bali. The
ceremony
was
attended
by
ProFauna’s volunteers and the
Security Guards of Kuta Beach.
ProFauna’s chairman also presented
an ATV to the security guards of
Kuta Beach to help ProFauna
monitoring the nesting sea turtles
along Kuta Beach. The ATV
purchase was funded by HSI Australia.
The relocation of ProFauna Bali’s office to Kuta Beach area is expected to facilitate ProFauna in
spreading the wildlife protection information wider and engage more people to protect the
nesting sea turtles on Kuta Beach.
F.7. Corporate Partnership
ProFauna sea turtle conservation programmes have gained support from several companies, they
are:
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F.7.1. Partnership with Bali Cahaya Tour & Travel for Hatchling Release Programme
A tour and travel agent, Bali
Cahaya, has agreed to support
ProFauna Indonesia, working
together with Kuta Beach
Security Guard, to run a sea turtle
conservation programme in the
form of wildlife-friendly tourism
activity. Bali Cahaya has
included the hatchling release on
Kuta Beach as one activity for its
customers. If a customer of Bali
Cahaya joined the sea turtle
hatchling release, Bali Cahaya
would donate 10,000 IDR (1 USD) to ProFauna.
The agreement is that Bali Cahaya would follow the natural hatchling release schedule
and ProFauna would make sure that the hatchlings’ safety and welfare are priorities.
F.7.2. Partnership with Bali Hard Rock Hotel
On 19 November 2009, ProFauna had a meeting with Brad Calder, the F&B Director, of
Bali Hard Rock Hotel in Kuta. They agreed to run fund raising for sea turtle
conservation. Hard Rock Hotel would rent a sea turtle-shaped balloon pool for children.
50,000 IDR (5 USD) would be charged per one rental session and go to ProFauna.
The partnership has begun in the middle of December 2009.
F.7.3. Pitching with the Coca Cola Company and Quiksilver
On 26 November 2009, ProFauna together with the Kuta Beach Security Guard with the
representatives of the local Coca Cola Company and Quiksilver in their office in Bali.
The meeting was to discuss the possibility for the companies to support sea turtle
protection programme on Kuta Beach.
Coca Cola’s representative was interested to fund the hatchery renovation. ProFauna and
Kuta Beach Security Guard basically agreed with the offer but the companies should pay
attention on the hatchery design and benefits the companies could acquire from the
partnership. Until the report is written, both parties are still negotiating the best form of
partnership.
F.8. Live Interactive Dialogue in “Dewata TV”
On 12 August 2009, DewataTV, a local TV station in Bali, invited ProFauna Bali to be the
speaker on its live show called “Solusi” (solution). The episode theme at that time was ‘Building
Positive Image of Bali Tourism through Environment Care’. The keynote speakers at the show
were I Wayan Wiradnyana (ProFauna Bali office Coordinator), I Gusti Ngurah Tresna (Head of
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Kuta Beach Management), and DR. Agung Suryawan Wiranatha (General Secretary of Bali
Tourism Board). The live show had been aired for an hours from 15.00 to 16.00 local time.
F.16 Co-Production of Radio Broadcast with Indonesian BBC
This cooperation was initiated by a BBC London
journalist who joined the sea turtle release on
Kuta Beach. The BBC representative was then
interested to produce a special programme about
sea turtle protection. It was intended to complete
the radio programme reporting the global
warming conference in Copenhagen, Germany.
The radio programme on Kuta Beach featured I
Gusti Ngurah Tresna (Head of Kuta Beach
Security Guard), Head of BKSDA Bali of the
Forestry Department, and ProFauna Bali as keynote speakers, held on 15 December 2009.
ProFauna Bali also served as a presenter in this programme which was entitled Global Witnesses
on Climate Change. It was aired on 23 December 2009, 6.00 am Bali local time on Indonesian
BBC and uploaded on BBC’s Indonesian website www.BBCIndonesia.com.
III. Publication
ProFauna Bali Office’s campaigns and other activities were widely published by the media.
Along 2009, the recorded publication as follows:
1. 13 March 2009, ProFauna was interviewed on air for seven minutes by R68H Jakarta,
a radio station. The interview was also published by some online media:
selebzone.com, beritabali.com, e-kuta.com, and indosmarin.com
2. 17 March 2009, ProFauna was interviewed by ABC Australia on the trade of sea
turtle hatchlings via internet media.
3. Radar Bali, 13 May 2009, page 23 “Ketika Penyu-penyu Lekang Mulai Bertelur di
Pantai Kuta (When Olive Ridleys Started Nesting on Kuta)”
4. DenPost, 13 May 2009, page 8 “Menikmati Penyu Bertelur di Pantai Kuta (Enjoy
Watching The Nesting Turtle on Kuta Beach)”
5. Nusa Bali, 17 June 2009, page 3, “Tren Penyelundupan Satwa Langka Meningkat
(Endangered Wildlife Smuggling Worsens)”
6. Denpost, 17 June 2009, page 8, “Penangkaran Telur Penyu Pantai Kuta Overload
(Sea Turtle Breeding on Kuta Beach Increases)”
7. The Jakarta Post, 17 July 2009, page.9, Turtle Protection: Activist Campaign to End
Trade.
8. Jakarta Globe, 17 July 2009, page.1, “Turtle Power”
9. Kontan, 17 July 2009, Page. 1, “Mari Menyelamatkan Penyu (Let’s Save Sea Turtle)”
10. Radar Bali, 17 July 2009, page. 23, “Spanduk 100 meter untuk Penyu (100 Metre
Banner for Sea Turtles)”
11. Denpost, 17 July 2009, page.6, “Spanduk Gambar Penyu Sepanjang 100 Meter (100
Metre Sea Turtle Theme Banner)”
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12. Denpost, 17 Juli 2009, hal.6, “Spanduk Gambar Penyu Sepanjang 100 Meter”
13. Warta Bali, 17 July 2009, page.9, “Kampanye Selamatkan Penyu (Sea Turtle
Protection Campaign)”
14. Nusa Bali, 17 July 2009, page. 3, “Bentangkan Spanduk 100 Meter Demi Tukik
(Stretching A 100-Metre for Sea Turtle Babies)”
15. Bali Express, 17 July 2009, page. 2, “ Cii Luuk, Ba…!! (Peek A Boo!)”
16. SCTV (National Television Station)
17. ANTV (National Television Station)
18. RCTI (National Television Station)
19. Dewata TV (Bali Local Television Station)
20. Antara (National Press Office)
21. Trans 7 (National Television Station)
IV. OBSTACLES
Some obstacles faced by ProFauna Bali Office in 2009 were:
1. ProFauna Bali Office no longer has a video camera/handycam. The old handycam has
been out of order since 2008. This made difficulties for ProFauna Bali to video document
the activities which could be used as better campaign media rather than photo
documentation.
2. ProFauna Bali thinks that data collection on the hatching of sea turtle eggs should have
been better carried out if ProFauna had better equipments like: flipper tag, applicator,
GPS and digital map software.
V. CONCLUSION
During all the activities done in 2009, ProFauna Bali concludes:
1. In 2009, there was no protected animal traded in Satria bird (animal) market in Denpasar.
2. Total of the rescued sea turtle eggs increased to 254%, compared to the total in 2008.
3. ProFauna Bali ran education programmes for five different communities: Bali
International School, Veterinary Students of Gadjah Mada University – Central Java, Bali
Cahaya Tour & Travel guides, Elementary Students of SD Tegal Besar, and the
employees of Bali Hard Rock Hotel.
4. A ProFauna campaign against the proposal of 1,000 sea turtle quota use for traditional
and religious ceremony in Bali by the Governor of Bali Province was successful. The
Forestry Department finally rejected the proposal. Even though the rejection was not
officially written, ProFauna would keep monitoring until the written rejection letter was
published.
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5. Sea turtle protection programme in Bali interested some companies to have partnership
and support ProFauna. The companies were Coca Cola, Quiksilver, Bali Cahaya Tour &
Travel, and Bali Hard Rock Hotel.
6. The sea turtle trade still happens in Bali even though they were in small scale and secret.
The revealed sea turtle trade in Bali in 2009 were the arrest of some fishermen smuggling
7 sea turtles to Bali on 30 May 2009 and the foiling of wildlife smuggling through
Ngurah Rai airport by two Japaneses meaning that Bali was also an exit for the
international illegal wildlife trade.
For further information, please contact:
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I Wayan Wiradnyana (ProFauna Bali Office): [email protected]
Butet (international communication officer): [email protected]
Rosek Nursahid (chairman of ProFauna): [email protected]
OR please visit our website: www.profauna.org
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