Currently IPPL focus on program monitoring and investigation parrot trade, and research problems of parrots in the wild, this is due to lack of resources had by IPPL.
Monitoring and investigation parrot trade
The main factor in the extinction of endangered parrots in Indonesia in addition to trade is a result of their habitat area is reduced, these parrots trade became a serious threat to nature conservation in Indonesia.Based on the observation IPPL 95% of animals sold in markets are caught from the wild, not captive. Wildlife trade is concentrated in bird markets spread in almost all cities in Java, Bali and Sumatra. Although this time the illegal wildlife trade in particular of parrots via the internet increasing
Parrots via online trading is a new mode of trade in wildlife in Indonesia and international. Trade through the Internet is often seen bird species are endangered species traded, such as the Palm Cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus), Yellow-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea), Black-capped Lory (Lorius lory), even the species of overseas such as the African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus).
Level of illegal poaching parrots to be traded in 2008 reached 10,000 head annually (Pirated parrot.2008). This trade will be high if the efforts of law enforcement efforts is not done and parrots in the wild will be extinct.
IPPL is currently conducting monitoring and investigation of illegal hunting in the wild and illegal parrot trade in bird markets spread in almost all cities in Java, Bali and Sumatra. In addition, IPPL also keep records via online trading. can be done for law enforcement efforts
Wild life Research
IPPL now until 2011, is conducting research on the existence of types of parrots on the island of Enggano Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia. Enggano Island in the Indian ocean is the outermost islands in the western part of Sumatra island. Enggano Island is one of the region is Important Bird Area (IBA) (http://www.birdlife.org/action/science/sites) and endemic bird areas (EBA).
On this island there is a sub species of endemic parrots. and bird species is not yet listed on the characteristics of the species, its presence and distribution in Enggano population. Bird is the Long-tail Parakeet (Psittacula longicauda).
Long-tailed parakeet has five sub-species, one subspecies is Psittacula longicauda modesta, the distribution only on the island of Enggano. IPPL doing research on this species for long-term conservation efforts, in addition to a fairly high level of poaching, Long-Tail Parakeet often hunted for consumption.