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The expanse of domestic bird markets in Indonesia – the case of Makassar in Sulawesi

Bird trade study in Sulawesi shows extent of Indonesia’s domestic bird markets and highlights the need for strengthened law enforcement  Text by Boyd Leupen, Monitor Conservation Research Society A recent study published by members of the Monitor Songbird Lab has found large numbers of illegally traded birds during market surveys on the island of Sulawesi, […]

CBCC publishes annual report

The Cikananga Conservation Breeding Centre (CCBC) annual report for the year 2021 reflects the varying levels of restrictions in reponse  to the corona virus affecting all society in Indonesia. Not least with the large undertaking of vaccinating the population. The CCBC team thankfully stayed healthy during this period but have still been impacted by the […]

New to science and already threatened by trade

The much-anticipated formal description of two new songbird species which are endemic to South Borneo is now out. Here a species of white-eye and jungle-Flycatcher is described as new to science. Both species were first discovered during an expedition in the karst Meratus Mountain range in 2016 when searching for the enigmatic Black-browed Babbler which […]

Breeding Facilities Project Complete! As of October 2021, the Silent Forest co-funded project at Cikananga Conservation Breeding Center (CCBC) is complete! This project involved expanding the center blueprint to allow for the building of over 50 high quality aviaries. These new facilities will be dedicated to the current and future conservation breeding programmes at CCBC […]

Prigen Conservation Breeding Ark take new scientific employee onboard

To follow up on dire need for songbird field conservation research such as rapid population assessments and monitoring’s as well as assisting with the population management, studbook and records keeping within the Prigen centre. The Prigen Conservation Breeding Ark have recently taken onboard, as an enthusiastic Scientific Assistant Febry Riyad Hendiyanto who joins the team […]

Global literature review on “bird singing contests” suggest conservation needs and opportunities

A new study by Ben Mirin and Holger Klinck from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology published this week  in the open access journal Global Ecology and Conservation looked at the scientific research published worldwide on the subject of bird singing competitions and songbird trade over the past 30 years. In their review they found a […]

Powerful animated music video sets a stronger tone

A new animated music video presented by the Indonesian company RUSAnimation created by Indonesian graphic and animation students and featuring Indonesian music artists provides a powerful yet realistic image of the Asian Songbird Crisis and thereby sets a very direct tone for the in-region environmental education on the subject.

Arfah Memorial Fund open for applications

Our colleagues from the Cikananga Conservation Breeding Centre are proud to announce that the Arfah Memorial Fund is now open for applications, until 25 September 2021. The aim and purpose of the Arfah Nasution Memorial Fund is to provide opportunity for young Indonesian women working in conservation to apply for financial support for travel and […]