The Cikananga Conservation Breeding Centre (CCBC) conducts a conservation breeding program for the Javan Warty Pig Sus verrucosus and the Black-winged Starling Sturnus melanopterus melanopterus which aims to establish a viable population in parts of the historical distribution area of the species.
The Center also aims to maintain natural biodiversity in conservation areas on Java, promote local awareness about endemic species on Java and to improve scientific knowledge on the biology and ecology of the species, and release captive-bred individuals in their former geographical range.
ASAP Species That We Work On
The Black-winged Starling is mainly threatened by hunting for the wildlife trade. Especially the cage-bird trade since it is part of the Indonesian culture to keep birds in cage and the rarer the bird is, the better it reflects the owner social status.
- Javan Warty Pig Sus verrucosus - Endangered
What We Do
The CCBC breeds the Critically Endangered Black-winged Starling for reintroduction into available habitats in historical distribution areas. In doing so, the CCBC hopes to establish new viable populations for the species in the wild to prevent extinction.
The CCBC population started with 24 funders (acquired along the years) and exponentially increased along the years (more than 500 individuals hatched in CCBC), some of them being already released in suitable habitat in West Java.
A reintroduction programme for the Black-winged Starling has been running for two years and is on its way to success with a stable population now settled in Gunung Halimun Salak National Park where wild-hatched individuals were recorded.
The CCBC works with partners: ZGAP, LA Zoo, Koeln Zoo and Chester Zoo
Where We Work
Web & Social Media
Anaïs Tritto (featured image)