Oriental Magpie-Robins Released Into Natural Sanctuary in Singkawang

Diana Mariska
Oriental magpie-robin (Photo: Kulon Progo Environment Office)
Oriental magpie-robin (Photo: Kulon Progo Environment Office) - The West Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) released 30 captive-bred Oriental magpie-robins (Copsychus Saularis) into natural sanctuary located within the foot of Mount Poteng in the city of Singkawang with main goal to restore the bird’s population.

Head of West Kalimantan BKSDA Sadtata Noor Adirahmanta said the initiative coincided with and was to celebrate the upcoming National Nature Conservation Day on August 10.

“The release of 30 Oriental magpie-robins is our ‘donation for nature’ to celebrate 2022’s National Nature Conservation Day,” Adirahmanta said on Sunday, August 7, as reported by Antara.

The initiative is expected to boost the animal’s population in the wild.

According to the BKSDA official, the 30 birds were previously captive-bred by CV Enggang, which is one of the breeders monitored by West Kalimantan BKSDA.

Also present on the occasion was Singkawang’s regional secretary Sumastro who reiterated the importance of Cagar Alam Raya Pasi natural preserve in Mount Poteng. Sumastro said the mount is among the natural habitats that can optimally support the conservation of wildlife, especially birds.

“Therefore, Singkawang local government appreciates the program to release the 30 Oriental magpie-robins back into its habitat initiated by BKSDA,” he said.

Tag # oriental magpie robin # indonesian wildlife animals # flora and fauna # wildlife conservation # natural sanctuary # west kalimantan # mount poteng # singkawang

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