Asian Songbirds placing a finish to unlawful trapping and unsustainable animal trade

Asian Songbirds placing a finish to unlawful trapping and unsustainable animal trade

A captive Bulbul that is straw-headed Pycnonotus, popular in Asian markets © TRAFFIC

hunted with their track

Asian songbirds reach crisis point. Need for a wide selection of songbirds throughout Southeast Asia has led to a madness of unlawful trapping and unsustainable trade to provide interest in them as caged birds.

The incessant trapping of songbirds is causing woodlands that have been as soon as full of track to gradually develop quiet. This has driven some types such as the Straw-headed Bulbul to regional extinction. In nations including Indonesia, Viet Nam and Singapore they have been bought and entered into performing competitions. Some types of songbirds for instance the White-rumped Shama fetch an increased cost if sourced through the crazy. We have been using conservationists, regional governments and campaigners to halt the unmitigated plunder of the valuable animals.

over 70,000

wild birds have already been recently noticed in trade across SE Asian bird markets

wild wild birds had been discovered accessible in shops in Singapore more than a four time study

of bird types discovered accessible in Viet Nam are not susceptible to any trade settings

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