Conserving the Critically Endangered Javan Blue Flycatcher and habitats in the Menoreh landscape through improving economic livelihoods for local communities
Java blue catcher has been recently listed to Critically-endangered since it split from the wider range distribution species Hill-blue Flycatcher. The population is known to be small in range distribution in Java-island. One of the few remaining populations is in the Menoreh landscape where 78.57% is covered by agroforestry. this area is part of the landscape of the Merapi Merbabu Menoreh Biosphere Reserve which was established in 2020 by the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme-UNESCO.
Java blue flycatchers used to nest in bamboo holes with the dominant nest material coming from sugar palm which are both important commodities for the local community.
This project aims to engage local communities to participate in the conservation of Javan Blue Flycatcher in the Menoreh landscape. This goal will be achieved through raising awareness among farmers to manage agroforest that can provide habitat for Javan Blue Flycatcher sustainably, building the local community capacity to create sustainable agroforest-based product especilly from bamboo handicraft and sap sugar products which some of benefit can contribute to support java blue flycatcher conservation which have been carried out.