Emei shan liocichla have a small home range are listed as Vulnerable and the wild population is decreasing. Depending on future developments with the wild population this role may become even more important.
• Research (husbandry)
Emei shan liocichla kept ex situ suffer from high first-year mortality and reoccurring diseases. Husbandry research is needed. Also this research can contribute to further help other liocichla species.
|• Conservation education (out of range)
Emei shan liocichla are one of the species that was part of the EAZA Silent Forest Campaign and can help convey messages about the threats faced by Asian songbirds such as illegal trafficking.
Emei shan liocichla are a great exhibit species as they practice cooperative breeding, display duet behaviour and can sing beautifully. They can also be held in mixed exhibits with other species.
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