INDONESIA RESCINDS PROTECTION FOR THREE SONGBIRD SPECIES
The Indonesian government has removed three songbird species from its newly updated list of protected species. The white-rumped shama, Javan pied starling, and straw-headed bulbul will no longer be protected from captive breeding and trading by private owners. According to Indra Eksploitasia, the director of biodiversity conservation in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the decision to remove the songbirds from the protected list was based on a socioeconomic impact study carried out by the ministry. For the full story, see https://news.mongabay.com/2018/09/indonesia-gives-in-to-bird-traders-re….