Supporting CITES Proposals for Songbirds

There are only two songbird related proposals to be presented at the CITES CoP19 for decisions. This, include the Straw-headed Bulbul up-listing from Appendix II to Appendix I and a new first-time listing of the White-rumped Shama in Appendix II.

Pygnonotus zeylanicus Straw-headed Bulbul at CCBC by Florian Richter

The proposals are based on sound data and have been submitted by the Governments of Malaysia and Singapore and are based on genuine concerned about the threat posed by the trade including international trade to fill the demand in areas where these two once common species have been massively depleted.

Kittacincla malabarica White-rumped Shama by Simon Bruslund

In aid of the two proposals, which are scheduled to be voted on in a few days there is a number of support letters directed at the CITES secretariat and the Parties who will decide if the proposals are approved or not on Friday 17 November 2022.

Led by ASTSG this letter is directed towards all the 186 Countries participating in CITES. 

Led by BirdLife International is endorsed by 16 organizations including ASTSG, Monitor Conservation Research Society, Mandai Nature, EAZA, EAZA Silent Forest Group and other partners.