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Conservation and Research

Rowan Martin

Confiscated Grey Parrots Thriving in the Wild Three Years On

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin | 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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Rowan Martin

Lilian’s Lovebird expedition gets underway!

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin | May 18, 2015

This week Dr Tiwonge Gawa sets off on a two month expedition as part of a World Parrot Trust project aimed at understanding the conservation needs of Lilian’s lovebirds. Dr. Gawa, who recently won an award as a leading International Young Conservationist is heading up a team of researchers to...

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Sam Williams, PhD

Let it snow!

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Mar 28, 2015

This time last week I was driving in the snow. Oddly enough I wasn’t in the Caribbean. I was in Connecticut on my way to the Featherfest, an annual event of the CT Parrot Society.

Before driving in the snow I’d had a crazy parroty week. From the airport I’d jumped in a rental car and drove over to...

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Sam Williams, PhD

Parrot Cruise inspires Sally’s new home

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Jan 22, 2015

Working in conservation has allowed me to climb trees and watch wild parrots in Mauritius, Brazil and Bonaire among others. During the 20 years since I first went to Mauritius, oh heck was that really 20 years! I have had so many great experiences with my work. But at the end of last year I found...

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