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Rowan Martin, PhD

Rowan Martin, PhD

Good news for Red-fronted parrots

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 were discussed at the Thirtieth meeting of the CITES Animals Committee in Geneva where there was broad support for a...

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Rowan Martin, PhD

2017 – An important year for African Greys

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!

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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Rowan Martin, PhD

South Africa’s Cape parrots recognised as a separate species

Jun 16, 2017

The taxonomy of one of South Africa’s most iconic birds, the ‘Green and Gold’ Cape Parrot, appears finally to be settled, with various national, regional, and international bodies reaching consensus that they should be considered a distinct species. 

'Cape parrots', which will be known as ...

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