Conservation projects

Captive bred Orange-fronted Parakeets were released to the wild in New Zealand
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Captive bred Orange-fronted Parakeets were released to the wild in New Zealand

April 17th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
Twenty three critically endangered Orange-fronted Parakeets (Cyanoramphus malherbi) have been bred in rescue centre Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust in Christchurch, New Zealand. Those birds were consequently released to the...
Bulldozers are destroying the natural habitat of the Santa Marta Conure
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Bulldozers are destroying the natural habitat of the Santa Marta Conure

April 9th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
The illegal construction of a roadway in Santa Marta destroys the natural habitat of the Santa Marta Conure (Pyrrhura viridicata). A non-governmental association ProAves informed about this issue within the last week. More than...
Lilian’s Lovebirds die because of poisoned water in Liwonde
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Lilian’s Lovebirds die because of poisoned water in Liwonde

April 6th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
Wild populations of parrots are not theatened just by illegal trade. In state Malawi, eastern Africa, many Peach-faced Lovebirds die because of poisoned water. Researchers from the University of South Africa KwaZulu-Natal have...
Tasmanian government approved deforestation of the Swift Parrot’s natural habitat, contrary to researchers recommendation
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Tasmanian government approved deforestation of the Swift Parrot’s natural habitat, contrary to researchers recommendation

March 26th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
The government on the island state Tasmania is criticized for the reckless attitude to local deforastation which occurs near to nesting localities of the Swift Parrot. What is more, authorities have very good knowledge about...
The biggest threat for the endangered Swift Parakeet? The Sweet Marsupial
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The biggest threat for the endangered Swift Parakeet? The Sweet Marsupial

March 10th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
The endangered Swift Parakeet has to face attacks of the Sugar Glider. The australian team of researchers found out that this mammal destroys the most of all nests....
The first natural breeding of the Puerto Rican Amazon out of the reserve after 144 years
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The first natural breeding of the Puerto Rican Amazon out of the reserve after 144 years

March 5th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
Conservation of critically endangered Puerto Rican Amazon (Amazona vittata) recorded great success. Firstly, after 144 years a nesting pair of this species was found out of natural reserves....
Researchers ask: „Don’t remove the Superb Parrot from the list of endangered species!“
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Researchers ask: „Don’t remove the Superb Parrot from the list of endangered species!“

March 3rd, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
Australian authorities announced the public dialogue about removing of the Superb Parrot (Polytelis swainsonii) from the list of endangered...
„Naughty“ Keas have their own playground so they don’t destroy the cars
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„Naughty“ Keas have their own playground so they don’t destroy the cars

February 20th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
The conservationists of St Arnaud, New Zealand, decided to a very unusual way how to lure the attention of Keas away from the parked cars of local foresters....
Indian paradox: parrots die in nets intended for monkeys
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Indian paradox: parrots die in nets intended for monkeys

February 17th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
It should be an efficient weapon against ubiquitous monkeys. However, farmers in the indian state Adilabad are catching more parrots to these nets instead....
Western Ground Parrot at Perth ZOO, first attempt to breed it in captivity?
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Western Ground Parrot at Perth ZOO, first attempt to breed it in captivity?

January 12th, 2015 | by LubosTomiska
Read more about the first attempt to breed the Western Ground Parrot in captivity at Perth...

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