TO OUR WORLD
The Indonesian Parrot Project (IPP) and their Indonesian counterpart, Konservasi Kakatua Indonesia (KKI), work collaboratively to protect the parrots of Indonesia. Established in 2001 by Dr. Stewart Metz and originally known as Project Bird Watch, the organization focuses efforts on conservation and education. Conservation efforts take many forms from critically-endangered species protection programs to rescue, rehabilitation and release (via Indonesian-based center, Kembalis Bebas) to community awareness and pride and economic development initiatives.
THE MISSION OF INDONESIAN PARROT PROJECT
· work with the villagers to identify alternate means of sustainable income.
· increase “Awareness” of the fundamental types and nature of parrots involved; the inhumane effects of trapping and the wild bird trade and, more importantly its lasting and detrimental effects upon a natural gift (and resource) which is localized to their small region alone. The lack of sustainability of bird trapping is also underscored.