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Press Releases (2006 - current)

 
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Nov. 23, 2017
New study highlights need for action to protect Grey parrots
The most comprehensive analysis yet of the trade in Grey parrots.

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Feb. 22, 2017
Bolivian Community Creates Vast Reserve to Protect Wildlife
New conservation area to protect Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaws.

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Oct. 2, 2016
UN Bans International Trade in Wild African Grey Parrots
Milestone decision reached for the conservation of this iconic species.

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Sep. 5, 2013
World Parrot Trust awarded grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund
Funds will support efforts to conserve the Yellow-shouldered Amazon Parrot (Amazona barbadensis) with Echo Bonaire.

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Sep. 27, 2010
Emergency Funds Sent To Aid Confiscated Congo Parrots
International groups rally to aid 500 African Grey parrots seized by government officials.

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Press Release icon   Feb. 08, 2010
Emergency Funds Aid Confiscated Parrots
1,000 Grey parrots confiscated in Cameroon receive emergency funds from WPT.

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Press Release icon   Dec. 11, 2009
Global Coalition Formed to Fight Wild Caught Parrot Trade
Launch of the FlyFree Campaign, an international alliance of welfare and conservation groups working to halt the trade in wild caught parrots.

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Press Release icon   Apr. 22, 2009
USA: House Bill - HR669
WPT's comments to the House subcommittee regarding HR669: Nonnative Wildlife Invasion Prevention Act.

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Press Release icon   Jan. 25, 2008
Nanday Conure Proposed Legislation
Comments regarding a proposal to amend legislation regarding parrot species in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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Press Release icon   Jul. 10, 2007
WPT Website Launch
Parrots.org website launches as EU Wild Bird Trade Ban becomes permanent.

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Press Release icon   Jan. 12, 2007
EU Permanently Bans Imports of Wild Birds
Temporary wild bird import ban becomes permanent.

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Press Release icon   Dec. 1, 2006
Media Release from the RSPB, World Parrot Trust, RSPCA and BVA
Tony Blair's announcement calling for an end to the trade in wild caught birds in the UK.

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