PRIORITY TAXA LIST

The ASTSG maintains a priority taxa list. The objective is to identify and highlight the taxa most threatened by trade in Asia, so they can be prioritised for future conservation interventions, research and funding. We are using a taxa (instead of species) list so that we may recognise unique conservation units (subspecies, subpopulations) threatened by trade, even if they are not threatened at the species level or are not officially recognised to be a separate species.

Each taxon is assessed to have met the following criteria:

  1. Trade is/has been a main threat to the survival of the taxon – this excludes threatened taxa encountered in trade but main threat is something else;

  2. Populations of the taxon are known or believed to be declining, experiencing local extirpations, or already very rare in the wild – this excludes taxa traded at sustainable levels;

  3. Taxon do not currently have significant established introduced populations outside its natural range – this excludes taxa unlikely to go extinct from the wild globally.

 

The two-tier system separates priority taxa into:

        Tier 1 – taxa survival urgently impacted by trade; top priority for conservation actions;

        Tier 2 – “watch list”; taxa are present in trade but unclear how severe the impacts on wild populations are; more research and
        monitoring needed.

 

Important note: this is a living list and therefore updated as new information becomes available.

Tier 1 - CONSERVATION PRIORITY 

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Black-winged Myna

Grey-rumped Myna

Grey-backed Myna

Brown-cheeked Bulbul

Javan Leafbird

Sumatran Leafbird

Greater Green Leafbird

Javan Green Magpie

Oriental Magpie Robin (East Java/Bali)

Javan Jungle Flycatcher

Sumatran Laughingthrush

Sunda Laughingthrush (Sumatra)

Rufus-fronted Laughingthrush (west Java)

Rufus-fronted Laughingthrush (Gunung Slamet)

Orange-headed Thrush (Java/Bali subspecies)

Mentawai Hill Myna

Enggano Hill Myna

Simeulue Hill Myna

Nias Hill Myna

Tenggara Hill Myna

Javan Pied Starling

White-rumped Shama (Maratua)

White-rumped Shama (Simeulue)

White-rumped Shama (Central Java)

White-rumped Shama (Nias, Mentawai)

White-rumped Shama (Panaitan)

White-rumped Shama (Kangean)

White-rumped Shama (East Java)

White-rumped Shama (Babi, Lasia)

White-rumped Shama (Pulau Banyak)

White-rumped Shama (Pulau Langkawi)

Sumatran Mesia (Central Sumatra)

Sumatran Mesia (Aceh)

Bali Myna

Horsfield's Bushlark (Java)

Horsfield's Bushlark (Nusa Tenggara)

Bare throated Whistler

Crested Jay (Java)

Javan Scimitar Babbler

Straw-headed Bulbul

Javan White-eye

Sangkar White-eye

Wangi-wangi White-eye

Acridotheres m. melanopterus

Acridotheres m. tertius

Acridotheres m. tricolor

Alophoixus bres

Chloropsis cochinchinensis

Chloropsis media

Chloropsis sonnerati

Cissa thalassina

Copsychus saularis amoenus

Cyornis banyumas

Garrulax bicolor

Garrulax palliatus palliatus

Garrulax rufifrons rufifrons

Garrulax rufifrons slametensis

Geokichla citrina rubecula

Gracula (religiosa) batuensis

Gracula (religiosa) enganensis

Gracula (religiosa) miotera

Gracula (religiosa) robusta

Gracula venerata

Gracupica jalla

Kittacincla malabarica barbouri

Kittacincla malabarica hypoliza

Kittacincla malabarica javana

Kittacincla malabarica melanura

Kittacincla malabarica mirabalis

Kittacincla malabarica nigricauda

Kittacincla malabarica omissa

Kittacincla malabarica opisthochra

Kittacincla malabarica ssp

Kittacincla malabarica ssp

Leiothrix (argentauris) laurinae

Leiothrix (argentauris) rookmakeri

Leucopsar rothschildi

Mirafra javanica javanica

Mirafra javanica parva

Pachycephala nudigula

Platylophus galericulatus galericulatus

Pomatorhinus (montanus) montanus

Pycnonotus zeylanicus

Zosterops flavus

Zosterops melanurus

Zosterops spp.

Tier 2 - WATCH LIST; MORE RESEARCH REQUIRED; TRADE WAS BUT NO LONGER PRIMARY THREAT 

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Grey-cheeked Bulbul

Green Avadavat

Blue Masked Leafbird

Oriental Magpie Robin (East, north, south Kalimantan, Maratua)

Sunda Laughingthrush (Borneo)

Chestnut-backed Thrush

Chestnut-capped Thrush

Javan Heleia

White-crowned Shama

White-rumped Shama (Thai-Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, West Java)

Brown Shrike (migrant to Indonesia)

Maroon-bellied Sunbird

Bar-winged Prinia

Plain Prinia

Blue-crowned Laughingthrush

Orange-spotted Bulbul

Ruby-throated Bulbul

Aceh Bulbul

White-bellied Fantail

Grosbeak Starling

White-bibbed Babbler

Golden-winged Laughingthrush

Collared Laughingthrush

Lemon-bellied White-eye

Swinhoe's White-eye (Enggano)

Alophoixus tephrogenys

Amandava formosa

Chloropsis venusta

Copsychus saularis pluto

Garrulax palliatus schistochlamys

Geokichla dohertyi

Geokichla interpres

Heleia javanica

Kittacincla malabarica stricklandii

Kittacincla malabarica tricolor

Lanius cristatus superciliosus

Leptocoma brasiliana

Prinia familiaris

Prinia inornata

Pterorhinus courtoisi (courtoisi and simaoensis)

Pycnonotus bimaculatus

Pycnonotus dispar

Pycnonotus snouckaerti

Rhipidura euryura

Scissirostrum dubium

Stachyris thoracica

Trochalopteron ngoclinhense

Trochalopteron yersini

Zosterops chloris (maxi, sumbavensis, chloris)

Zosterops simplex salvadorii