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The impact of CITES-listing on the Chinese Hwamei

Text by Dr. Chris R. Shepherd, Monitor Conservation Research Society Executive Director Researchers from the Monitor Conservation Research Society and the Oxford Wildlife Trade Research Group have evaluated the trade in the Chinese Hwamei (Garrulax canorus) and the effects which the long-term CITES appendix II listing have had on the species conservation. The Chinese Hwamei […]

Barusan Shama: At the precipice of extinction

Text and images by Pratibha Baveja, PhD Candidate at National University of Singapore, Singapore Recently, a research team from National University of Singapore (NUS) in collaboration with Syiah Kuala University and Aceh Birder conducted an expedition to investigate the avifauna on the ornithologically lesser explored islands of West Sumatra (see map below). One of the […]

Amazing drone images of Bangkaru Island

Wild, remote and beautiful, a new dawn breaks on Bangkaru Island. Text and images Alex Westover This incredible drone shot shows Bangkaru Island from a new perspective. At the upmost capabilities of Alex Westover’s drone, this photo was captured as a last-minute decision just before leaving the island. ‘It was such a last-minute shot that […]

Bird poster for Nias

Text and Pictures by Simon Bruslund As part of the Save Magiao project the planning of the education and pride campaign for the Nias Island songbirds and especially the Magiao, the Nias Myna (Gracula robusta) continues. Currently we are developing a poster with the most threatened birds of Nias and with the Magiao in the […]

Spring news from the Prigen Conservation Breeding Ark (PCBA) – March 2020

Author Jochen Menner, Curator of Birds Taman Safari 2/ Prigen Conservation Breeding Ark The PCBA was established in 2017 to serve as a breeding facility for the most endangered Indonesian species, the main focus is on songbirds. The centre is located within the grounds of Taman Safari 2, Prigen in East Java, it operates as […]