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Rare Bali Starlings Released into New Environmental Context at Green School


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Bali Starlings, Rothschild’s Mynah, Leucopsar rothschildi, Green School, Captive breeding, . Ketut Catur Marbawa, Nature Conservation Agency, BKSDA, Nusa Penida, Begawan Foundation, West Bali National Park, Taman Nasional Bali Barat
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(11/9/2012)

Eight endangered Bali starlings (Rothschild’s Mynah or Leucopsar rothschildi) were released at the Green School in Sibang Kaja, Badung on Monday, November 5, 2012.

As reported by Kompas.com, the bird release was performed before hundreds of delighted student who attend the world famous center of learning.

The birds released emanated from a captive breeding program at the school. The birds released had an average age of more than five months and are now able to independently forage for food. If the birds are undisturbed by poachers, it is hoped that the population released will multiply independently in the wild.

The Bali starlings’ natural environment is in the West Bali National Park, located in the western part of the island. This is the first time that the birds have been released outside their natural habitat.

Ketut Catur Marbawa, the head of the conservation section of the Nature Conservation Agency (BKSDA) said: “The original habitat (of the birds) is the West Bali National Park. We once released bird on Nusa Penida island because its environment mirrored the National Park. But, this is the first time we have released the birds in a new type of habitat.”

The Green School is located in a verdant jungle river setting, markedly different from the arid climate of West Bali.

The Begawan Foundation, who facilitated the Bali Starling release, has coordinated with the 7 villages or banjars located near the Green School to socialize the program and seek community support for the reintroduction of the birds into nature.

“We hope that the local people will join in by protecting the this natural asset. The Bali Starling belongs to the people of Bali and is the mascot of the island,” explained Catur.

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