The Cape Parrot is threatened in the wild by habitat loss, illegal trade and disease. Your support will help us to conduct research vital to the species survival and enforce laws to stop the wild bird trade.
Your donation will help us to conduct the following projects:
Cape Parrot Endangered Species (CAPES) project: A long-term study of the ecology and conservation biology of Cape Parrots in the wild;
Wild-caught bird trade lobby: Program to end the wild-caught bird trade in Africa through legislation, law enforcement, community upliftment programs and support of captive breeding programs;
Amathole nest box project: 100 nest boxes will be erected in tall snags (i.e. standing dead tree) to increase nest cavity availability in the region;
Cape Parrot Forum: Connecting a network of birders living within the distributional range of Cape Parrots to report all feeding and breeding activity noted in their local area;
Yellowwood planting program: Gives landowners technical and logistical support in planting yellowwood trees in suitable locations, trees that are important to the Capes;
A Cape Parrot-friendly pecan certification: For pecan farmers in partnership with a leading retailer to stop the capture of wild Capes and mitigate any conflict;
The "Flying with the Capes" project: To track the seasonal movements of Cape Parrots using radio-telemetry and GPS collars from a microlight or light aircraft, and on foot, to determine how they use the landscape and find ways of supporting their local migrations.