In order to safeguard the White-bellied Heron for the future a range of interventions are needed from exploring the potential of captive breeding, to engaging local communities, and identifying wild populations and better understanding their behaviour.
In the longer-term, overarching threats, including climate change, human population increase and models of development will also need to be better understood and addressed.
For more information on required actions, see the Species Conservation Strategy (coming soon).
Or see the following links to understand more on current and needed conservation interventions:
Why Conserve the Species and why follow the Species Conservation Strategy
By Simon Stuart, IUCN SSC Chair