Cikananga Conservation Breeding Centre (CCBC) is a specialised facility located in West Java which conducts ex situ conservation breeding programmes for Endangered and Critically Endangered Indonesian endemic species. Conservation breeding efforts are currently focused on the Javan Warty Pig Sus verrucosus, Javan Green Magpie Cissa thalassina, Rufous-fronted Laughingthrush Garrulax rufifrons and the Black-winged Myna Acridotheres melanopterus.
Alongside conservation breeding, CCBC aims to maintain natural biodiversity in conservation areas on Java, promote local awareness about the environment in Java, improve scientific knowledge on the biology and ecology of the species and, when suitable, release captive-bred individuals in their former geographical range.
ASAP Species That We Work On
What We Do
The aim of the ex situ populations is to ensure these aforementioned species do not go extinct and to safeguard genetics, whilst also increasing population numbers so, in the future, it is possible to conduct conservation efforts to establish viable populations in areas of their historical distribution. The species that CCBC works with are on the brink of extinction in the wild so the foremost aim is to establish genetically diverse local populations and to create a network of satellite populations, nationally and internationally. Having multiple facilities housing and breeding these species further safeguards their survival and to realise this CCBC works closely with world renowned zoos and other ASAP! partners such as Chester Zoo and Wildlife Reserves Singapore.
CCBC is holistic in its approach conducting educational programs such as working with local schools and teaching environmental issues as part of the curriculum. Community outreach in the form of education and awareness programmes are also undertaken when attempting reintroductions, as CCBC has previously done for the Black-winged Myna, most successfully in Halimun Salak National Park where a population persisted for five years, successfully raising young in the wild. Currently CCBC is in the early stages of planning at a new site in West Java that we hope in the not too distant future will be appropriate for further reintroduction efforts.
Where We Work
Java Island, Indonesia
Featured image: Anaïs Tritto