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Parrot Bloggers
Personal online journals of parrot
specialists from around the world.

Rowan Martin

Endangered African parrots seized from illegal trade

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin | Feb 16, 2017

Last month two seizures of wild Timneh parrots in illegal trade were made in Liberia and taken to a purpose-built facility at Libassa Wildlife Sanctuary. The birds have responded well to emergency medical treatment and are already showing signs of recovery after their stressful ordeal, according to...

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Sam Williams, PhD

Macaws with your coffee - a perfect morning!

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Jan 24, 2017

scarlet macaw

So there I was, feeling pretty good. I love early mornings, I’d had my first great night’s sleep in ages and I had a cup of local coffee steaming in my hands. It was 6am and the sun was just coming over the hill. The light was delicious. And as I stood there taking it all in a Scarlet Macaw flew...

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Rowan Martin

Ban on trade in wild Grey parrots comes into effect.

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin | Jan 03, 2017

2017 starts on a positive note for parrots as the transfer of Grey parrots to Appendix I of CITES comes into effect. This new listing, which was voted on by the international community in October last year, brings about an end to all international trade in wild-sourced Grey parrots (Psittacus...

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Rowan Martin

Declines in Grey and Timneh parrots prompt listing as Endangered

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin | Dec 21, 2016

On December 8th Grey and Timneh parrots were uplisted to Endangered, the second highest level of threat on the IUCN Red-list of threatened species. This change in their categorisation follows their uplisting to Appendix I of CITES in October and reflects growing concerns over the impact of trade...

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