The beautiful nuthatch is legally protected in Thailand and all birds in the Sittidae family are protected in Myanmar, but there is no protection in China, India, Laos or Vietnam (5).
The beautiful nuthatch is known to occur in several protected areas which may afford it some level of protection, including Thrumsing La National Park in Bhutan, Buxa Tiger Reserve and Namdapha National Park in India, Phou Louay National Biodiversity Conservation Areas in Laos, and Huanglianshan Nature Reserve in China (3).
To ensure the future survival of this threatened species, it has been recommended that the beautiful nuthatch should receive legal protection in China, India, Laos and Vietnam (5). Sites that support key populations of this and other threatened species should also be identified and protected (3). In addition, widespread conservation awareness initiatives in hill and mountain communities should be initiated, with the aim to reduce habitat loss through shifting agriculture where plots of land are cultivated temporarily (3).