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Songbirds in Asia are threatened with extinction due to excessive and strongly cultural rooted consumption of wild songbirds for trade, songbird competitions, pets, export, traditional medicine and food. The EAZA Silent Forest Working Group aims to save a growing number of songbirds by increasing knowledge, awareness and commitment to do action within and beyond the zoo community.
This is the first EAZA conservation campaign focused primarily on birds, particularly songbirds of Southeast Asia. Songbirds have become the subject of an excessive and strong culturally rooted consumption for trade, singing competitions, pet trade, export traditional medicine and food.
What we want to do
It is our aim is to improve the situation of Asian songbirds in their natural habitat and to develop an increased knowledge and understanding of the threats to these birds and how zoos can contribute to save them.
How you can help
Everyone knows about songbirds. But what can you do to actually help songbirds to survive? There are numerous ways and endless possibilities.