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 […]

Community engagement projects for Bali Mynas

Authors Sunny Nelson, Stuart Marsden & Tom Squires Sunny (Lincoln Park Zoo) along with Tom and professor Stuart from Manchester Metropolitan University recently visited Bali Barat National Park, Bali Safari & Marine park and Nusa Penida to develop the Silent Forest Campaign pre-selected Project for Bali Myna conservation. We concentrated on community projects – the […]

The Silent Forest Campaign Team says Thank you

To all the supporters of the Silent Forest Campaign our heartfelt gratitude. HOWEVER, the work will continue and the TAG working group on Asian Songbirds will in the future adapt the name Silent Forest Working Group and take over the campaign logo and website. The content and communications including social media will be taken over […]

“Searching for the Birds” Project Updates

Author: Prof. Stuart Marsden What project-related developments, either directly or indirectly, took place the past months? Fieldwork for the project is underway at one of the two project study areas, with the remaining areas to be surveyed towards the end of 2019 and in 2020. Surveys were implemented at two sites on Patuha in February […]

“Bali Myna Fieldwork” Project Updates

Author: Tom Squires and Prof. Stuart Marsden What project-related developments, either directly or indirectly, took place the past months? Ecological fieldwork for Bali myna has been ongoing at Bali Barat National Park (BBNP) over the last year in collaboration with the national park staff. Five Indonesian graduates have been helping collect data for the project […]

Silent Forest, Silent Spring

Author: Mark Liziczai (KLG Goodeid Projekt, Hungary)   Our institution is a secondary grammar school, which has received the award of ‘Eco-school’. Whatever the class, we are teaching our students to pay attention to their environment, nature and endangered species. We decided to talk about the Silent Forest campaign, even if it is almost closed, […]

New contestant for the Binocular collection!

Have you been following the Silent Forest “binocular contest”? For more than a year now, Liberec Zoo has been collecting old, but still functional, binoculars to distribute to eco-centers across Indonesia via the NGO (find all information about this in this previous post). Somehow, this activity escalated into a friendly contest between Copenhagen Zoo (Denmark) […]