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Indonesia: Smuggler caught with over 24 endangered birds stuffed into plastic bottle


A smuggler was caught red handed by Indonesian police when he attempted to traffic over 24 critically endangered yellow-crested cockatoos, crammed into plastic bottles, at the Port of Tanjung Perak in Surabaya, Tuesday. The birds were cut free by the police officers who then handed them over to a vet to receive medical attention. In 2007 the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources listed the yellow-crested cockatoo as critically endangered, with only an estimated 7,000 birds remaining. However they continue to be hunted for illegal trade, as smugglers can make up to EUR880 ($982) for each of these rare birds. Around 40% of the trafficked birds die during transport. Video ID: 20150505-040 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly VK: https://vk.com/ruptlytv Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Vine: https://vine.co/Ruptly Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly Google Plus: http://google.com/+RuptlyTV YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly

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