New Britain Bronzewing
This species is judged to be
Vulnerable on the basis of a small estimated population which is inferred
to be declining through habitat loss. However, it is an extremely
poorly-known species for which there are very few data, and the
classification may require revising.
As a lowland species which is
apparently restricted to mature forest, it is threatened by logging.
Nearly all accessible lowland forest has been logged or is under logging
concession, and large areas are clear-felled for oil-palm plantations. As
a terrestrial species, it may suffer predation from introduced cats and
A population occurs in the Poikili
Wildlife Protection Area.
*Survey to assess population size.
*Determine best survey techniques. *Identify call through investigation of
all unknown pigeon calls. *Survey status in logged forest. *Ascertain
altitudinal range. *Investigate impact of hunting through discussion with
local hunters. *Interview hunters about population trends. *Map remaining
forest and logging concessions across New Britain. *Lobby for a moratorium
on forest clearance for oil-palm plantations. *Encourage creation of
community-run sustainable logging rather than commercial logging. *Discuss
enforcement of regulations in Poikili Wildlife Management Area with local
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