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Branch Representatives

Rowan Martin

Africa

Rowan Martin, PhD

Rowan first became involved with WPT while studying the breeding behaviour of Yellow-shouldered Amazon Parrots (Amazona barbadensis) on the island of Bonaire. He has worked on a number of field projects in Africa, Central America and the Caribbean and has travelled extensively throughout sub-saharan Africa.
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Nic Bishop

Carolyn Pradun

Australia

Nicholas Bishop

Nic Bishop has been the Australia representative for WPT for 7 years. He has worked in the zoo world for the past 20 years in Australia and overseas, with a keen focus on birds and free flight presentations.
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Carolyn Pradun

Carolyn Pradun has kept birds all her life, starting with the family’s pet budgie, and moving on to breeding and showing budgies while in high school. Recently she has shared the last 16 years with a Rainbow Lorikeet.
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Ruud Vonk

Benelux

Ruud Vonk

For over 30 years Ruud Vonk has been a breeder of Amazon parrots in Benelux. In 1990, his passion for parrots led him to become a member and Chairman of the WPT-Benelux. He began actively promoting the WPT in Holland and Belgium.
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Ronald Coens

Belgium

Ronald Coens

Since his youth, Ronald has been fascinated by birds in general, and parrots in particular. Upon first discovering the existence of the World Parrot Trust, and learning he and the organisation shared similar goals, he knew he had to become a member. 
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Andre Saidenberg

Brazil

Andre Saidenberg, DVM, PhD

Andre is a Brazilian veterinarian with a special interest in medicine for birds and other wild animals. He completed his Masters degree in Veterinary Epidemiology in Microbiology in captive and free-living psittacines in 2008, his PhD working with confiscated birds undergoing the release process back into the wild in 2013 and currently postdoctoral surveys of the health of free-ranging Lear's Macaws.
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Michelle Kooistra

Canada

Michelle Kooistra

Michelle Kooistra has been a bird lover for most of her life, so falling in step with the work of the World Parrot Trust was a natural fit. Michelle's journey through the bird world has included sharing her home with numerous cockatiels, budgies, and the occasional dove.
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Avin Dean

India

Avin Deen

Avin has been a nature and animal lover since childhood. The event that triggered his intense passion in birds and parrots in particular was his sister receiving four budgerigars as a birthday gift in 1993 from a friend.
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Cristiana Senni

Italy

Cristiana Senni

Cristiana Senni was born and grew up in Rome, Italy where she graduated from Art school. She then spent 8 years in New York, after which she moved back to reside in Italy. Cristiana always loved animals, and started keeping parrots about 15 years ago. She now shares her life with four male Amazons, and a female Grey parrot.
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Maria Rogstadius

Sweden

Maria Borgh

Maria started her involvement with WPT Sweden in 2014, by being involved in the Swedish translation of PsittaScene and as an admin of the WPT Sweden Facebook page.
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Rosa Elena Zegarra

Central America

Rosa Elena Zegarra

Rosa Elena Zegarra graduated as a Forest Engineer from the National Agrarian University in Perú, and worked in various research and evaluation projects on wildlife. She discovered her love for parrots working for the Macaw Project in the Tambopata Research Center, in Madre de Dios Peru, back in the 1990s.
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