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Rowan Martin, PhD

Rowan Martin, PhD

Wow, what a year! Highlights from another busy 12 months for WPT’s Africa Conservation Program

Dec 15, 2019

From groundbreaking investigations leading to better protections for parrots threatened by trade, to heartwarming tales of parrots rescued from trafficking now thriving in the wild, it’s been another important year for parrots in Africa. 

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Rowan Martin, PhD

Experts look forward to a brighter future for Cape parrots

Oct 25, 2019

The World Parrot Trust joined experts from South Africa and around the world in Hogsback, South Africa 26th-27th September to create a plan to secure the future of Cape parrots. The plan sets the stage for coordinated action to address newly emerging and long-standing  threats to these iconic green...

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Rowan Martin, PhD

Mshindi the survivor: Rescued Grey parrots thriving in the wild send a message of hope

Jul 03, 2019

In the early 2010s, thousands upon thousands of Grey parrots were being trapped in the wild, stuffed into boxes and sent to breeders and pet dealers around the world. Uganda was one of the many countries through which wild parrots flowed out of Africa to the rest of the world and in 2011 the...

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Rowan Martin, PhD

New video: The Parrot Guardians of Angola

Jan 18, 2019

​Building capacity to rescue wild parrots seized from illegal trade is a vital part of strategies to bring this practice to an end. Another important element is to enlist the support of communities who are often first line of defence against trappers. As part of a major collaborative effort to...

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