The article below describes efforts by West Bali National Park (TNBB) to increase the wild population of the Bali starling, and facilitate ex-situ breeding. Noteworthy details: currently there are 37 starlings in the wild and some additional 147 birds in breeding facilities at TNBB. The article was published Thursday 2 June 2011 online on Antara News (see source below). Translation of the original Indonesian text by Godi Dijkman follows below.
Various notable and expert writers contributed to 'Conservation breeding and the most threatened birds in Asia' (BirdingASIA, Nr. 18, December 2012) amongst which the Bali Starling & the Black-winged Starling. Below article covers pages 50-53.
Tighter Rules for Starling Trade
(Jakarta Globe, 10 December 2013) Solo. Conservation officials in Solo, Central Java, have imposed new rules for the trade in the critically endangered Bali starling, in a bid to stamp out the illegal practice of passing off wild-caught birds as captive-bred ones.
The Bali Starling in Indonesian media in 2014.