Jakarta (Greeners) – Out of 77 conservation institutions in Indonesia, only 31 had been accredited prompting the need to speed up the process to avoid bad management practice.
Director of Biodiversity Conservation, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Bambang Dahono Adji, said the accreditation was crucial to prevent cases, such as recent starving 11 honey bears at Bandung Zoo. The Zoo, said Bambang, had obtained accreditation B.
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Bambang said only four out of 31 conservation institutions received accreditation A, which can establish cooperation with foreign conservation institutions, especially for breeding purposes.
“We targeting 50 conservation institutions accredited by the end of this cabinet,” he said in Jakarta, on Thursday (26/1).
Latest development on the honey bear case at Bandung Zoo, Minister Siti Nurbaya, a team of doctors, and other stakeholders have concluded for a better facility and management.
Minister Siti said West Java Natural Resources Agency would monitor, periodically and intensely, on the whole operation of the Zoo and its animals.
“The ministry will continue to improve on regulation for animal welfare,” she said adding that they were developing website on transfer and release animals.
Reports by Danny Kosasih