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Rowan Martin, PhD

Rowan Martin, PhD

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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Rowan Martin, PhD

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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Rowan Martin, PhD

Confiscated Grey Parrots Thriving in the Wild Three Years On

Aug 08, 2016

Over three years ago, 17 Grey parrots were released on Ngamba Island, in Lake Victoria, Uganda. These parrots were the sole survivors of an original group of 108 wild Grey parrots that were likely trapped in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and later confiscated by authorities as they were...

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Rowan Martin, PhD

Lilian’s Lovebird expedition gets underway!

May 18, 2015

This week Dr Tiwonge Gawa sets off on a two month expedition as part of a World Parrot Trust project aimed at understanding the conservation needs of Lilian’s lovebirds. Dr. Gawa, who recently won an award as a leading International Young Conservationist is heading up a team of researchers to...

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