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Rowan Martin, PhD

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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Rowan Martin, PhD

A Future For Wild Timnehs

Jul 30, 2014

Timneh parrots have long been subject to high levels of trapping for the pet trade, leading to dramatic declines in populations. They are restricted to western areas of the moist Upper Guinea forests and bordering savannas, from the Bijagós islands of Guinea-Bissau eastwards through southern...

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