All posts tagged parrots


Welfare and conservation organisations: staffed by heroes!

This short post was inspired by an exhausting but excellent day I just spent with the World Parrot Trust. It may come across as a bit over-wrought, but it’s written with deep gratitude and 100% sincerity.   I spent yesterday […]

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World Parrot Trust podcasts

Over the last year or so I've been working with the World Parrot Trust (WPT) - an organisation I unreservedly support - to produce a series of

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WPT: Nearly extinct macaws return home in groundbreaking program

  • A pioneering project to save critically endangered Blue-throated Macaws enters important phase with return of birds to their home country

    History was made on February 28th, 2013, when


TN107 Jamie Gilardi – Saving the World Parrot Trust 3!

A conversation with Jamie Gilardi, executive director of the World Parrot Trust on the Trust's hugely important fund-raising campaign to protect and increase the populations of three of


Echo Project News from Bonaire: November 2012


Colombia Mega Dam Will Destroy Habitat for Threatened Macaw and Newly-Discovered Wren

Press-release from American Bird Conservancy, 05 September 2012

  • Celebrations over the discovery in Colombia of a new species of bird were short lived when it was revealed


Against all advice trade organisation allows trade in Grey Parrots to continue…

The cosy illusion that CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, is a conservation body should finally have been disproved once


World Parrot Trust urges Governments to end trafficking of wild African Grey Parrots

Press release from the World Parrot Trust, 25 July 2012.

  • World Parrot Trust urges Governments to end trafficking of wild African Grey Parrots
    Call for ban in the trade


Tell CITES to suspend trade in African Grey Parrots

I am a big fan of the work being done to protect wild parrots from the anachronistic and indefensible wild bird trade (and, incidentally, to improve the lot


Win a ‘Wing and a Prayer’ DVD from

Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo: On a Wing and a Prayer

Excellent Aussie birding/conservation website is giving away five copies of Wildlife filmmaker Leighton de Barros'


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