This species has an extremely small,
severely fragmented population. Continuing rates of forest loss on the two
islands where it occurs suggest that it will continue to decline, thereby
qualifying it as Critical.
Primary forests have been almost
totally destroyed on
(where just 4% of any type of forest cover remained in 1988) and
(where 8% remained). Habitat degradation, through clearance for
agriculture, timber and charcoal-burning, continues to pose a serious
threat to remaining fragments. This is exacerbated by trapping and hunting
for food and, presumably, for the cage-bird trade.
The only recent records are from a
protected area, Mt Canlaon Natural Park on
. Local reports
also derive from the North Negros Forest Reserve, and another area where
it was formerly recorded (Mt Talinis/Twin Lakes on
) has been
proposed for conservation-related funding. In the mid-1990s, the species
featured on a bilingual environmental awareness poster as part of the in
*Conduct fieldwork in all areas from
which the species has been locally reported and all other sites where
suitable habitat remains, including the Bulabong Puti-an National Park.
*Establish the proposed 100 km2
, where the species has recently been discovered. *Provide
immediate effective protection for the North Negros Forest Reserve.
*Encourage careful reforestation activities around remaining forests.
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