The 20th Anniversary of “Proyecto Ognorhynchus”:  Back from the abyss, the Yellow-eared Parrot unites a nation
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The 20th Anniversary of “Proyecto Ognorhynchus”: Back from the abyss, the Yellow-eared Parrot unites a nation

February 9th, 2020 | by David Waugh
Please raise a glass to the beautiful Yellow-eared Parrot (Ognorhynchus icterotis), because 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of a remarkable project to save a species teetering on the edge of extinction, following its rediscovery...
Conservation, Management and Breeding of the Yellow-Shouldered Amazon. PART I
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Conservation, Management and Breeding of the Yellow-Shouldered Amazon. PART I

February 4th, 2020 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
CITES: Appendix I IUCN RED LIST: VULNERABLE Wingspan: 33 cm Weight: 260-360 g Ring: 9,5 mm Clutch size: 3-5 eggs The Yellow-shouldered Amazon (Amazona barbadensis) is a small parrot that has an extroverted character and is...
Monitoring, protection, rescue and release help the Yellow-headed Parrots of Belize
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Monitoring, protection, rescue and release help the Yellow-headed Parrots of Belize

January 24th, 2020 | by David Waugh
“They’re curious about what’s going on, and so they fly in close to take a good look”. Mario Muschamp, land manager of TIDE, is making reference to the wild resident Yellow-headed Parrots (Amazona oratrix belizensis)...
Breeding of the Purple-naped Lory (Lorius domicella)
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Breeding of the Purple-naped Lory (Lorius domicella)

November 16th, 2019 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
There are several species within the genus Lorius, so breeders should be aware of hybridisations. Sometimes, due to the lack of available specimens, crosses are produced that are camouflaged in a second or third...
Compelling research and hi-tech nest-boxes help wild Swift Parrots
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Compelling research and hi-tech nest-boxes help wild Swift Parrots

October 10th, 2019 | by David Waugh
Recognising that the wild population of the migratory Australian Swift Parrot (Lathamus discolor) was in free-fall, in 2010 the Loro Parque Fundación began supporting a vital research initiative to unearth the principal threats...
Loro Parque Fundación supports genetic profiling of Great Green Macaws in Costa Rica
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Loro Parque Fundación supports genetic profiling of Great Green Macaws in Costa Rica

September 6th, 2019 | by David Waugh
This genetic survey is regarded as an essential component of the several stages leading to the eventual reintroduction of the macaws to their...
Sensational reintroduction of the Red-masked Parakeets
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Sensational reintroduction of the Red-masked Parakeets

August 3rd, 2019 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
Thanks to intensive efforts by Loro Parque Fundación, 20 red-masked parakeets are flying free in nature. These parakeets were confiscated in Ecuador and returned to wild after a comprehensive and careful reintroduction...
Action in Ecuador for the rare Lilacine Amazon
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Action in Ecuador for the rare Lilacine Amazon

July 12th, 2019 | by David Waugh
Nearing 100 individuals perched in the crown of a large kapok tree (Ceiba trichistandra), in the fading daylight the flock of amazons suddenly took flight and found...
Traditions helping to save macaws in Bolivia
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Traditions helping to save macaws in Bolivia

May 31st, 2019 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
The Beni festivities have taken place in Trinidad, where headdresses and sombreros feature strongly in the local celebrations. The presence of Loro Parque Fundación has been decisive, as it stressed the importance of using...
Beginning the year at Loro Parque Fundación
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Beginning the year at Loro Parque Fundación

March 11th, 2019 | by Rafael Zamora Padron
At European latitudes, especially in the south and from February on, parrots notice an increase in daylight hours. They are getting more active now...

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