This video says about itself:
31 March 2011
The Bali Starling or Rothchilds Mynah, is critically endangered with only a few dozen birds left in the wild and in captivity.
From the Jakarta Globe in Indonesia:
Endangered Bali Starlings Given New Home on Island Bird Sanctuary
3:06 am December 27, 2013
Bayu is the founder and CEO of the Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF), a non-profit that works to protect wildlife in habitats. The organization manages the sanctuary on Nusa Penida island.
“Indonesia’s Minister of Forestry, Zulkifli Hasan, will release the birds in a special ceremony near our conservation center at 10 a.m. on Monday,” Bayu said. “These birds will bring a new blood line to the more than 100 Bali starlings already living in the wild within the island sanctuary.”
The FNPF has been providing technical support and advice to the park’s Bali starling conservation program for more than 10 years.
Bayu said that the two starlings were given in exchange for starlings from FNPF’s breeding collection on Nusa Penida.
The sanctuary, the only one of its kind in Indonesia, provides an unofficial haven for endangered birds.
FNPF claimed that the project had the backing of the islands’ 46 villages. The sanctuary also had the backing of the Bali Bureau of Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA), which recently sponsored the installation of four bird’s nest boxes on the island, along with the donation seeds and polybags for FNPF’s nursery.
The Bali starling is one of world’s most endangered birds. Nusa Penida is home to an estimated 100 Bali starlings today, up from just 10 birds in 2006.
Earlier this month, conservation officials in Solo, Central Java, imposed new rules for the trade in the critically endangered species, in a bid to stamp out the illegal practice of passing off wild-caught birds as captive-bred ones.
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