Your letters: Clarification on endangered birds
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This is clarification referring to The Jakarta Post’s article titled “Stamps to spread the word on endangered birds” published on July 26 on page 10.
Thank you for covering the important news about Indonesia’s threatened bird Species on postage stamp. However, the article needs some corrections:
The four threatened species are: the Flores Hawk-eagle (Nisaetus floris), the Siau Scops-owl (Otus siaoensis), the Elegant Sunbird (Aethopyga duyvenbodei) and the Invisible Rail (Habroptila wallacii).
The English name of “Perhimpunan Pelestarian Burung Liar Indonesia [Burung Indonesia]” is not the “Indonesian Wild Birds Reservation Council”. It is not appropriate to translate it literally into English, because our legal name in English is “BirdLife Indonesia Association”.
Out of 126 threatened bird species in Indonesia, 19 of them have been categorized as “critically endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Natural Resources (IUCN), including the two birds on the stamps (the Hawk-eagle and the Scops-owl). The Elegant Sunbird has been categorized as “endangered” and the Invisible Rail as “vulnerable”.
Communication and Media Relations BirdLife Indonesia
Thank you for your clarification.