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Conservation and Research

Rowan Martin, PhD

Ending the illegal trade in African parrots

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin, PhD | Oct 12, 2018

Today the 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Conference draws to a close in London. At the end of a week of meetings between leaders from around the world, academics, NGOs, local communities and many others, two things are clear: illegal trade is a major threat to wildlife and sustainable...

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Rowan Martin, PhD

Good news for Red-fronted parrots

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin, PhD | Jul 20, 2018

Big strides were made this week towards addressing the threat of international trade to Africa’s parrots. Concerns over rising exports of Red-fronted Parrots (Poicephalus gulielmi - also known as Jardine's Parrots) were discussed at the Thirtieth meeting of the CITES Animals Committee in Geneva...

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Rowan Martin, PhD

2017 – An important year for African Greys

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin, PhD | Dec 23, 2017

At this time of year, it’s always worth taking stock of the year that was, what’s been achieved and where we need to be focusing our efforts for the next. It’s been an incredibly busy year for WPT’s Africa programme with a large focus on protecting Grey and Timneh parrots. Here’s a brief summary of...

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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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