Asian Wild Cattle Project

With a major focus on the anoa, babirusa and banteng, we partner with the IUCN SSC Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group (AWCSG) and host the programme officer to deliver the conservation of wild cattle species across Asia through status assessment, conservation planning and capacity building.

All taxa within the group are threatened with extinction with their decline due to hunting for consumption and from habitat loss.

Zoos and field conservationists are working together to deliver a Global Species Management Plan for the three key species. Going forward, we are working to assist the establishment of a major collaboration in Indonesia, ‘Action Indonesia: Conservation Anoa, Banteng and Babirusa’ which will strengthen zoo and field links and establish projects to further the conservation of these species.

Project partners

Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group IUCN SSC

Project team

Key Facts

Anoa are a species of pygmy buffalo
Banteng can weigh up to 900kg
Babirusa means "pig-deer" in the Malaysian Bahasa language

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