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

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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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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Ornithological Conference Focuses on Plight of African Parrots

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin | Nov 23, 2016

Dr. Rowan Martin, Keynote speaker at Pan-African Ornithological Congress

The conservation of African parrots received another boost last month when researchers and conservationists from across the African continent gathered for the fourteenth Pan-African Ornithological Congress in Dakar, Senegal. As part of the congress, which takes place every four years, a special...

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Is an End to the Trade in Wild Grey Parrots in Sight?

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin | Aug 16, 2016

An end to the trade in wild-caught African Grey parrots has come one step closer to reality. A number of African countries (including Gabon, Angola, Chad, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo) together with the European Union and United States have submitted a proposal to transfer Grey and Timneh...

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