Sold for a song - The forest birds captured for their tuneful voices

Lush green blankets of vegetation drape over Java's steep mountains. But these dense rain forests - on Indonesia’s most crowded island - are rapidly falling silent. Tuneful songbirds that used to give the mountains a unique melody are being caught and sold.

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Last updated on 23 October 2017

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Indonesia
Region: 
Asia
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Illegal trade
Species group: 
Birds