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

Rowan Martin, PhD

Declines in Grey and Timneh parrots prompt listing as Endangered

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin, PhD | 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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Rowan Martin, PhD

Ornithological Conference Focuses on Plight of African Parrots

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin, PhD | 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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Rowan Martin, PhD

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

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin, PhD | 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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Confiscated Grey Parrots Thriving in the Wild Three Years On

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin, PhD | Aug 08, 2016

Over three years ago, 17 Grey parrots were released on Ngamba Island, in Lake Victoria, Uganda. These parrots were the sole survivors of an original group of 108 wild Grey parrots that were likely trapped in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and later confiscated by authorities as they were...

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