It is undeniable, the Corona Virus or COVID-19 had a significant impact on various sectors. Including one of them is Taman Safari Indonesia (TSI) Group, as a conservation institution and a place that serves education and recreation for the society.
With the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) applied by the government, all TSI Group units (Taman Safari Bogor, Taman Safari Prigen, Bali Safari, and Batang Dolphins Center) were temporarily closed since March 23, 2020 and until a later date. This decision was taken, because TSI Group wanted to take a role in breaking the chain of distribution of COVID-19. During closing, we admit that there is no income from selling admission tickets.
Even though, management of TSI Group, are still trying to feed and care for animals well. Although, TSI Group is also open to all kinds of donations from the society who want to participate in the TSI Group’s conservation programme during this difficult time. For this reason, the #kitacintasatwa (#weloveanimals) programme has been launched since April 2020.
Through #kitacintasatwa, the society is invited to participate in supporting conservation programmes in all TSI Group units, by donating their funds. There is no minimum donation set to join #kitacintasatwa. In order to support animal welfare in TSI Group, people can directly transfer their funds through BCA account number 6801777811 on behalf of PT Taman Safari Indonesia. Another easier way is to scan the QR Code distributed via TSI Group Instagram accounts.
Every cent donated from the society will be used to provide food, medical care and animal welfare in TSI Group. The #kitacintasatwa campaign was launched not only to collect donations. But also, TSI Group wants to convey the message that the Corona Virus outbreak also has an impact on conservation programmes as well as animals that are cared for and rescued in TSI Group.
The #kitacintasatwa donation programme will still be opened as long as the PSBB is implemented and the Corona Virus spread is taking place. With this donation, it is hoped that the society will still remember and care that there are many endangered animals that still need to be saved, for the better future.
TSI hopes that the Corona pandemic will soon be over, and activities will return to normal. So, TSI can be reopened and play its role as a conservation, education and recreation institution for the society. Keep healthy, #stayathome, and show that #kitacintasatwa!