Despite being a “Mega Bird Diversity” country, Birds of Indonesia were still faced with threats that could lead them to extinction.

 

Degradation of the forests, forest conversion for agriculture and/or plantation which could destroy their habitat is the main threat for the birds, but illegal activities such as poaching, smuggling, and trading has become another threat for them. Especially with keeping birds as a pet are culturally used as a symbol for “accomplishment and settlement” for Javanese man.