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

Rowan Martin, PhD

Fighting for African Grey parrots!

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin, PhD | Nov 24, 2017

Next week countries from around the world will gather in Geneva to discuss ways to manage the global trade in endangered wildlife. On the agenda is the trade in African Grey and Timneh Parrots following the decision by CITES to end legal international trade in wild parrots last year. This was a...

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Desi Milpacher, Editor

Recovery Has Begun

Parrot Blogger: Desi Milpacher, Editor | Nov 18, 2017

Thanks to everyone who donated to the Puerto Rican Amazon Relief effort, we have raised close to $30,000 (USD) and will be distributing it to the Rio Abajo team as soon as possible. An update: according to Tanya Martínez, a biologist who works at Rio Abajo, there were five Puerto Rican Amazon...

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Desi Milpacher, Editor

Severe storms a serious challenge for Puerto Rican Amazon

Parrot Blogger: Desi Milpacher, Editor | Oct 18, 2017

"Before and after images give a sense of the damage done to the forest by Hurricane Maria. The forest has no more canopy. It will take many years for Rio Abajo to recover."
~ Tanya Martínez, Conservation Biologist on site at Rio Abajo Aviary, Puerto Rico

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Jamie Gilardi, PhD

Wild parrots at Rio Abajo

Parrot Blogger: Jamie Gilardi, PhD | Oct 14, 2017

Many thanks for your response to the crisis in Puerto Rico - it has been uplifting to see the outpouring of concern. We have had good news from the Rio Abajo aviary: the project team has confirmed sightings of wild Puerto Rican Amazons.  

"We've counted groups of wild iguaca in Rio Abajo. A...

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