Beak Speak


 Reinvigorating Wild Parrot Populations With Captive Birds

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
World Parrot Trust’s Dr. Jamie Gilardi discusses the captive breeding and release of parrots as a viable and pragmatic way of boosting wild endangered populations.

After relentless trapping for the pet trade reduced wild Blue-throated macaw populations to mere rumors, the bird was rediscovered in 1992 in a remote area of Bolivia. Endemic only to this nation, Ara glaucogularis lives in hard-to-reach places that are flooded much of the year. Unable to easily survey similar locales, conservationists could only hope that more of the Critically Endangered parrots existed than the hundred or so they originally found.

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