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Indigenous Forest as a valuable area is important for indigenous peoples, can not only serve as a source of community’s economy, like the Social Forestry scheme, but also serves as a place or habitat for wildlife conservation. Realizing it, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry-KLHK through Bali's Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA) along with Friend of National Park Foundation, conducted animal release in Pura Besikalung and Pura Petali Indigenous Forests, Penebel Sub-district, Tabanan Regency, Bali Province on Saturday (19/5).
Dadang Wardhana, Head of Conservation Center of Natural Resources BKSDA Bali, said that the wild animals are 7 porcupines species (Histrix brachyura), 1 Pangolin (Manis Javanica), 1 pariah eagle (Milvus migrant), 1 sanca batik (Phyton reticulatus ) and several species of snakes. He said that the animals were the result of confiscation and submission of the community, who have been rehabilitated at Bali Wildlife Rescue Center (PPS) and Bali Reptile Rescue.
Dadang Wardhana moreover added, the release of animals is one of conservation efforts to prevent extinction. He also said in addition to habitat adjustment, the people’s commitment to keep the animal preservation, become consideration of the chosen Pura Besikalung and Pura Petali as the release location of the wild animals.
Animal Rescue Center (PPS) of Bali and Bali Reptile Rescue are the agencies under the management of Pencinta Taman Nasional Foundation. Also present to support the release activity were representative of the Military Rayon Commander, Chief of District Police and Head of Penebel subdistrict, academicians of Udayana University's Veterinary Faculty, and Babahan Village community, Penebel sub-district.