News from Cikananga…

The Cikananga Conservation Breeding Center (CCBC) have just released their annual report with reviews of activities from January – December 2022. As with most of the world, Indonesia in 2022 entered a post-pandemic period with restrictions and regulations eased and society having evolved. Whilst this was good news for CCBC as we once again gathered momentum and as a team had renewed energy, the competitive nature and lack of opportunity to gain funding was unfortunately the primary limitation to progress. Whilst major projects that requires more funding may not have progressed at the desired speed, at least the current ex-situ conservation breeding programmes did and are experiencing an exceptionally successful period. Alongside the main in situ programme for the Javan Green Magpie which has gained some great results and exciting prospect for 2023.

A pair of the Critically Endangered Javan Green Magpie (Cissa thalassina) at CCBC, image by Florian Richter

Read more in the CCBC 2022 Annual Report which can be found along with 14 other updates and progress reports on the CBCC project page of the Silent Forest website. Providing much interesting insights and knowledge about this project and the state of songbirds in Indonesia