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Conservation and Research

Rowan Martin

South Africa’s Cape parrots recognised as a separate species

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin | Jun 16, 2017

The taxonomy of one of South Africa’s most iconic birds, the ‘Green and Gold’ Cape Parrot, appears finally to be settled, with various national, regional, and international bodies reaching consensus that they should be considered a distinct species. 

'Cape parrots', which will be known as ...

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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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