Manokwari, Jubi – Natural Resources Conversation Areas Body (KSDA) of Waisai Region, Raja Ampat Regent, West Papua Province, predicted that the birds of paradise, or Cenderawasih, are likely to migrate due to haze.
“Recently, the haze has blanketed the Waigeo Barat forest conservation area in Raja Ampat Regency. It’s really disturbing the population and the survival of cenderawasih,” the Head of KSDA Waisai, Enjang Sopiyudin said in Raja Ampat on Monday (26/10/2015).
He said cenderawasih are very sensitive birds and they cannot survive if the forest was burned that triggered the haze. “The haze could make this endemic bird died and migrate to other place,” he said.
Within a month there are five spots founded in the Waigeo Barat conservation forest but it could be extinguished. He said those fires were occurred due to human’s negligence and disturbed the life sustainability of cendewasih.
Therefore he expected the Raja Ampat Regional Government to actively prevent the forest fire especially in the Waigeo Barat forest conservation area which is the cenderawasih’s habitat. “We also appeal the residents of Raja Ampat Regency living at surrounded forest area to not burn the land area in dry season such as at this time. (*/rom)