Saving the gardeners of the forest

by Monitor Conservation Research Society
Saving the gardeners of the forest
Saving the gardeners of the forest
Saving the gardeners of the forest
Saving the gardeners of the forest

Summary

Asia's hornbills are threatened by poaching and habitat loss, pushing them towards extinction, impacting forest ecosystems reliant on their seed dispersal. Monitor's efforts to collect and disseminate data on the illegal trade in hornbills will help combat this detrimental trade and protecting these magnificent birds.

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Challenge

Habitat loss and poaching are the main threats that are pushing many hornbills towards extinction. These gardeners of the forest are taken from the wild, often as chicks from their tree cavity nests, and sold illegally to meet the demand for exotic pets. These birds are kept in horrific conditions with many dying not long after being stolen from their nests. Poachers and illegal traders often sell the hornbills online, making detection and enforcement difficult.

Solution

Essential data on illegal hornbill trade is vital for awareness, policy, and enforcement. Monitor gathers and shares this information to guide actions by governments, conservation groups, and the public, crucial for effective conservation efforts.

Long-Term Impact

We firmly believe that the availability of current and detailed information about the illegal hornbill trade chains in Asia will be utilised by governments and conservation organisations alike to better protect hornbills from illegal trade. We are confident our work makes a difference.

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Organization Information

Monitor Conservation Research Society

Location: BIG LAKE RANCH, BC - Canada
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Twitter: @MCRSociety
Project Leader:
Loretta Shepherd
BIG LAKE RANCH , BC Canada
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