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Founded in 1989, the World Parrot Trust (WPT) works to conserve wild parrots and promote the welfare of companion parrots worldwide. The WPT has brought together global wildlife conservation and welfare experts to direct and implement effective programs to protect parrots. Our approach is rooted in science, and is based on decades of first hand experience in the field as well as a deep knowledge of companion parrot husbandry and care.

Parrots are the most endangered family of birds in the world. Through field research, hands-on conservation, and education and awareness programs, the WPT has worked to help over 67 species of parrot in 42 countries. The Trust does this through:

  • Saving parrots with direct, hands-on conservation actions
  • Gaining knowledge through new field research about issues affecting parrots
  • Helping to improve wildlife law enforcement, and rescue of confiscated birds
  • Working to protect and restore critical areas of habitat
  • Reaching out globally to raise awareness of threats and support for conservation actions
  • Advocating for the better care of companion parrots

We seek a future in which the world's parrots have the necessary and ongoing protection from human and environmental threats to persist and thrive in the wild, and receive the care they deserve from compassionate caregivers in order to flourish in captivity.