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Conservation and Research

World Parrot Trust - Staff

WPT calls for action to end harmful trade in wildlife

Parrot Blogger: World Parrot Trust - Staff | Apr 21, 2020

The world is waking up to the risks posed by the global trade in wildlife in spreading infectious diseases around the globe. The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every part of our lives with devastating consequences. It appears likely that the COVID-19 pandemic originated in an animal market in...

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Rowan Martin, PhD

Experts look forward to a brighter future for Cape parrots

Parrot Blogger: Rowan Martin, PhD | Oct 25, 2019

The workshop was developed by the World Parrot Trust in partnership with the Cape Parrot Project, Birdlife South Africa and the Cape Parrot Working Group, which worked together as a coordination committee. Representatives of the IUCN SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group, Kerryn Morrison and...

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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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