Indonesia is one of the countries with the most incredible biodiversity in the world. However, it is deplorable that Indonesia is also one of the countries that often encounters criminal practices against wild animals such as poaching and illegal trade.
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry stated that the value of state losses due to illegal wildlife trade is estimated at Rp. 13 Trillion per year. The existence of practice of trading in animals and illegal hunting of animals is also experienced by the Bangka Belitung Islands Province. Conflicts between animals and humans also often occur in the Bangka Belitung Islands, especially on Bangka Island.
It has been recorded since 2014 that the Alobi Foundation has rescued approximately 7,000 wild animals, both protected and not protected. The animals that were successfully rescued were entrusted by the Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) due to cases of hunting and trading of animals and animals resulting from conflicts with humans. These animals are then subjected to rehabilitation, observation and evaluation, and physical checks before being released back into their natural habitat. The existence of animal rescue or rescue of wild animals is essential to support animal conservation and maintain the balance of the ecosystem. Socialization and education will continue to be carried out for the younger generation and all levels of society so that they participate in preserving nature and the balance of the ecosystem.