PROFAUNA Sends Team to Assess Wildlife Affected by Mt.Bromo’s Eruption

The elevated status of Mt. Bromo from Vigilant (Level II) to Alert (Level III)  had concerned protection of Forest & Fauna (PROFAUNA) Indonesia, who responded by sending out a team to assess the wildlife which might be affected directly by the eruption. The team commenced the assessment on Monday (14/12/2015) and has convered forest areas within Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park (Taman Nasional Bromo Tengger Semeru/TNBTS) that are inhabited by various wildlife species, including in Ireng-Ireng, Bantengan, along the trail heading to B29, Ranu Pani, and Jarak Ijo.

TNBTS is an important habitat for many kinds of wildlife species such as the Javan Langur, Long-tailed Macaque, Peafowl, Deer, Leopard, and birds. These animals are certainly vulnerable and would be directly affected by the eruption.

"In many cases of natural disaster like volcano eruption, affected wild animals often get into conflict with human if left untreated," explained Rosek Nursahid, the chairman of PROFAUNA Indonesia.

"So far, PROFAUNA has not seen any impact of the eruption towards the wild animals. We have not encounter or heard of any wild animal coming out from the forest to flee the eruption," added him.

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