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Rowan Martin

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Ban on trade in wild Grey parrots comes into effect.

Jan 03, 2017

2017 starts on a positive note for parrots as the transfer of Grey parrots to Appendix I of CITES comes into effect. This new listing, which was voted on by the international community in October last year, brings about an end to all international trade in wild-sourced Grey parrots (Psittacus...

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Declines in Grey and Timneh parrots prompt listing as Endangered

Dec 21, 2016

On December 8th Grey and Timneh parrots were uplisted to Endangered, the second highest level of threat on the IUCN Red-list of threatened species. This change in their categorisation follows their uplisting to Appendix I of CITES in October and reflects growing concerns over the impact of trade...

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Ornithological Conference Focuses on Plight of African Parrots

Nov 23, 2016

Dr. Rowan Martin, Keynote speaker at Pan-African Ornithological Congress

The conservation of African parrots received another boost last month when researchers and conservationists from across the African continent gathered for the fourteenth Pan-African Ornithological Congress in Dakar, Senegal. As part of the congress, which takes place every four years, a special...

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Is an End to the Trade in Wild Grey Parrots in Sight?

Aug 16, 2016

An end to the trade in wild-caught African Grey parrots has come one step closer to reality. A number of African countries (including Gabon, Angola, Chad, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo) together with the European Union and United States have submitted a proposal to transfer Grey and Timneh...

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