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Steve Boyes, PhD

Steve Boyes, PhD

A South African parrot to be proud of

Jul 14, 2009

Parrots have the largest number of threatened species of any bird family, whereby over 90 of the 332 recognized parrot species in the world are threatened by global extinction.  Around 73 species are threatened by global extinction because of habitat loss, fragmentation or degradation, while 39 are...

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Steve Boyes, PhD

Arctic adventures and the way forward in African parrot conservation

Oct 03, 2008

An expedition to the Svalbard Archipelago in the Arctic Circle, though unrelated to African parrot conservation, has much to teach us about protecting our environment and our global community. This visit left me with a clearer vision for the future, without all the doubts and worries of modern...

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Steve Boyes, PhD

Of elephants and parrots: The uncanny relationship between African elephants and Meyer’s Parrots

Jun 02, 2008

Though almost entirely circumstantial and coincidental, there are some striking commonalities between African elephants and Meyer's Parrots...

Two striking qualities of the Okavango Delta are that this massive system of islands, floodplains, and meandering channels, is home to the largest...

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Steve Boyes, PhD

Cape Parrot in trouble

May 22, 2008

I recently visited the home of the Cape Parrot and it got me thinking…

My work on the Meyer's Parrot in the Okavango Delta has made the Cape Parrot Poicephalus robustus and Grey-headed Parrot Poicephalus fuscicollis suahelicus a specific point of interest in my work, resulting in a keen...

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