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Help the Grey Parrots

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The CITES decision to end commercial trade in wild-caught Grey and Timneh parrots, and the subsequent uplisting to Endangered by the IUCN caps off a remarkable year of change.

It’s bittersweet though – good that these parrots will receive increased protection but deeply saddening that they do, in fact, need it.

Your past support for these two iconic parrots has been phenomenal and it’s helped us make huge strides forward. With our local and international partners we’ve supported the collection of critical information on their numbers in the wild, and uncovered the true scale of trade in the Congo basin. We have worked tirelessly to get this data to the right people, making sure that proper action is taken to protect these birds.


Macaw Chicks Fledged Successfully

Monday, December 12, 2016

Because of the kindness shown by people like you, we’re making great progress to save parrots like the Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis), a species found only in Bolivia. Read More...


Blue-throated Macaw - New Population Found

Monday, November 21, 2016

From the news desk of the World Parrot Trust.  There is good news from Bolivia - WPT’s Blue-throated Macaw Project team, with the Municipality of Exaltación, has found a new population of the rare macaws in the wild. The group was discovered on a survey to locate birds in previously unexplored areas.  Read More...


CITES Votes YES - The African Grey Parrot Has Prevailed

Monday, October 10, 2016

The African Grey parrot has prevailed! On October 2 members of CITES voted to uplist the species to Appendix I, thereby banning international trade in the wild birds. A milestone decision for the conservation of this parrot! Read More...


Help End Legal Trade in African Grey Parrots

Monday, August 22, 2016

The World Parrot Trust launches petition to urge CITES to end legal trade in African Grey parrots. Read More...


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