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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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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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