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Patagonian Conure

Patagonian Conure

Biologists working on the species in Argentina contacted us when their research was interrupted due to lack of funds. Their presence has protected an enormous cliff-nesting colony of Patagonian conures and when they stopped work, poachers seized the opportunity to collect over 1,000 nestlings for the pet trade. We fund their continued research and protection of this, the largest known parrot breeding colony in the world.

Watch a recent BBC interview with Juan Massello | January 6, 2009 »

WPT is also supporting efforts to assess the geographic distribution of the Burrowing parrot to determine the conservation status of its subspecies in Argentina and Chile.

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