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Rows of cages at a stall just outside Pramuka market, Jakarta © Kanitha Krishnasamy / TRAFFIC

In the Market for Extinction:Jakarta's bird markets

Rows of cages at a stall just outside Pramuka market, Jakarta © Kanitha Krishnasamy / TRAFFIC

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Published 25th September 2015

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Tens of thousands of birds illegally sold on the streets of Jakarta

Jakarta, Indonesia, 25th September 2015—A comprehensive survey of Jakarta’s sprawling bird markets shows the daunting scale of the illegal trade in native birds and raises the alarm for Indonesia, home to the highest number of threatened bird species in Asia.

In the Market for Extinction: An inventory of Jakarta’s bird markets

Report author(s):
Serene C.L. Chng, James A. Eaton, Kanitha Krishnasamy, Chris R. Shepherd, Vincent Nijman

Publication date:
September 2015