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Brazil: Relinquish captive Vinaceous Amazons (Amazona vinacea) for a reintroduction project

Brazil: Relinquish captive Vinaceous Amazons (Amazona vinacea) for a reintroduction project | Parrots | Scoop.it

Brazilian Authorities and organizations are encouraging to relinquish captive Vinaceous Amazons (Amazona vinacea) for a reintroduction project in the Araucárias National Park, Santa Caterina, were this species is almost extinct.

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New Zealand: New species of parrot described from the Chatham Islands

New Zealand: New species of parrot described from the Chatham Islands | Parrots | Scoop.it

New Zealand officially has a new species of bird; unfortunately birdwatchers are unlikely to have much luck if they go looking for it, as it has already been extinct for several hundred years.

 

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Mexico: El regreso de la guacamaya roja a Los Tuxtlas

Mexico: El regreso de la guacamaya roja a Los Tuxtlas | Parrots | Scoop.it
CATEMACO, Ver. (proceso.com.mx).- Hace poco más de 70 años, la guacamaya roja (ara macao cyanoptera) dejó de volar en el cielo de Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz. La depredación y el comercio ilegal acabaron...
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Australia: Rare Carnaby's cockatoo lets chicks starve

Australia: Rare Carnaby's cockatoo lets chicks starve | Parrots | Scoop.it

If you're unfortunate enough to be the second chick born to a pair of endangered Carnaby's cockatoos, chances are you won't live longer than a few days.

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New Zealand: First kākāpō eggs in three years

New Zealand: First kākāpō eggs in three years | Parrots | Scoop.it

Kākāpō Recovery has discovered two kākāpō mums nesting on Whenua Hou/Codfish Island – the first time in three years - but it will be another week before it’s known whether their eggs are fertile.

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Australia: Pet trade put paid to Rotto's pretty parrots

Australia: Pet trade put paid to Rotto's pretty parrots | Parrots | Scoop.it
Thanks to Perth's early pet trade and environment changes, Rottnest's pretty little rock parrots are losing their battle to stay on the island.
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Bolivia: Protected Habitat Doubles for Magnificent and Endangered Blue-throated Macaw

Bolivia: Protected Habitat Doubles for Magnificent and Endangered Blue-throated Macaw | Parrots | Scoop.it

(Washington, D.C., January 2, 2014) Bolivia’s Barba Azul Nature Reserve, home to the world’s largest population of the majestic Blue-throated Macaw, has been doubled in size through efforts led by Asociación Armonía, Bolivian partner of American Bird Conservancy (ABC).

 Asociación Armonía and several partner groups worked together to purchase an additional 14,830 acres that have expanded Barba Azul Nature Reserve from 12,350 acres to 27,180 acres. The reserve is the only protected savanna in Bolivia’s Beni bioregion that is spared cattle grazing and yearly burning for agricultural purposes.

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India: Cops nab three smugglers, recover 300 parrots

India: Cops nab three smugglers, recover 300 parrots | Parrots | Scoop.it
KANPUR: Kalyanpur police, on Tuesday morning, nabbed three persons and recovered as many as 300 parrots from their possession. Health of many parrots had deteriorated. The smugglers had captivated...
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Ecuador: El Oro Parakeet—One Of World's Rarest Parrots—To Benefit From Conservation Land Purchase In Ecuador

Ecuador: El Oro Parakeet—One Of World's Rarest Parrots—To Benefit From Conservation Land Purchase In Ecuador | Parrots | Scoop.it

The outlook for at least 15 globally endangered bird species—including the rare El Oro Parakeet—has just gotten brighter, thanks to a land deal engineered by Ecuador’s Fundación Jocotoco, Rainforest Trust, and American Bird Conservancy. The deal expands Ecuador’s renowned Buenaventura Reserve by 600 acres, to a total of 4,600 acres.

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New Zealand: Captial's kaka hit by lead poisoning

New Zealand: Captial's kaka hit by lead poisoning | Parrots | Scoop.it
Kaka at the Zealandia bird sanctuary, Wellington New Zealand. Image by sandwichgirl A spike in lea...
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Australia: Bathtub protest to save Carnaby's cockatoos in SW forest

Australia: Bathtub protest to save Carnaby's cockatoos in SW forest | Parrots | Scoop.it
A YOUNG protester has secured himself to logging machines in a bathtub 8m above the ground as part of a logging protest near Walpole.
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New Zealand: Endangered parakeets moved to avoid pests

New Zealand: Endangered parakeets moved to avoid pests | Parrots | Scoop.it
Seventeen critically endangered native parakeets have been transported from the South Island to predator free TÅ«hua / Mayor Island, in the Bay of Plenty, to keep them safe from a predicted plague of predators in the beech forests where these rare...
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Australia: Pests no longer - Sulphur-crested Cockatoos part of the fabric of Canberra

Australia: Pests no longer - Sulphur-crested Cockatoos part of the fabric of Canberra | Parrots | Scoop.it

The Canberra region’s Sulphur-crested Cockatoos have long since forgiven the locals who used to shoot them as pests.

In his memoirs pioneer Samuel Shumack (1850-1940) recalled one single day in the 1880s when with his busy blunderbuss he shot more than 500 of them and other members of ‘‘the parrot family’’.

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Shades of Grey - Africa Geographic Magazine

Shades of Grey - Africa Geographic Magazine | Parrots | Scoop.it
A JOURNEY FROM A BUSTLING FOREST COMMUNITY TO SOLITARY LIFE IN YOUR LIVING ROOM
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Loneliness impacts DNA repair: The long and the short of telomeres

Loneliness impacts DNA repair: The long and the short of telomeres | Parrots | Scoop.it

Scientists at the Vetmeduni Vienna examined the telomere length of captive African grey parrots. They found that the telomere lengths of single parrots were shorter than those housed with a companion parrot, which supports the hypothesis that social stress can interfere with cellular aging and a particular type of DNA repair. It suggests that telomeres may provide a biomarker for assessing exposure to social stress. The findings have been published in the journal PLOS ONE.

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Mexico: Return of the Scarlet Macaw

Mexico: Return of the Scarlet Macaw | Parrots | Scoop.it
Defenders of Wildlife is working with the National University of Mexico to return the scarlet macaw to the rainforests of Los Tuxtlas.
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Australia: Mayor urges new approach to controlling cockatoo numbers

Australia: Mayor urges new approach to controlling cockatoo numbers | Parrots | Scoop.it
The City of Greater Geraldton Mayor says the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW) needs to do more to control cockatoo numbers across Western Australia.
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Australia: Rare bird nearly extinct: experts

Australia: Rare bird nearly extinct: experts | Parrots | Scoop.it
Environmental conservationists fear WA’s rarest bird, the western ground parrot, is on the brink of extinction, with an estimated 110 birds left in the wild.
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Australia: Found: world's most mysterious bird, but why all the secrecy?

Australia: Found: world's most mysterious bird, but why all the secrecy? | Parrots | Scoop.it

The Night Parrot has been called the “world’s most mysterious bird”. First discovered in 1845, it was rarely seen alive for most of the next hundred and seventy years, but it has been rediscovered in 2013 by Queensland naturalist John Young.

 

 

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World Parrot Trust: Save Africa's Parrots

World Parrot Trust: Save Africa's Parrots | Parrots | Scoop.it
We protect parrots. WPT is a leading, science-based, results-oriented parrot conservation and welfare organization.
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India: Sleuths rescue parakeets from fortune-tellers

India: Sleuths rescue parakeets from fortune-tellers | Parrots | Scoop.it
CID forest detectives say the 11 birds they rescued were in bad shape. The parakeets have been sent to rescue centre for treatment
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Endangered macaw continues to increase in Brazil

Endangered macaw continues to increase in Brazil | Parrots | Scoop.it
Despite a severe drought, the Critically Endangered Lear's Macaw population continues to grow due to careful conservation measures.
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Australian Endangered Species: Orange-Bellied Parrot

Australian Endangered Species: Orange-Bellied Parrot | Parrots | Scoop.it
Critically endangered, and with fewer than 50 left in the wild, it is justifiably one of Australia’s most well-known endangered species.
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Ecuador: Discovery gives bird 11th hour hope

Ecuador: Discovery gives bird 11th hour hope | Parrots | Scoop.it

A South American parrot has been reclassified as a species in its own right, which could help save the bird from becoming extinct in the wild.

Until now, the Ecuador Amazon parrot was considered to be part of a group not seen as a conservation priority.

It is estimated that only 600 of the birds remain in the wild, which need two habitats - mangroves and dry forests - in order to survive.

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Chester Zoo team working to help save rare Ecuadorian parrot

Chester Zoo team working to help save rare Ecuadorian parrot | Parrots | Scoop.it

A QUEST spanning many years has unearthed one of the rarest parrots in South America.
Dr Mark Pilgrim, Chester Zoo director general and an expert on Amazon parrots, made the 11th hour discovery which could help save the species known as the Ecuador Amazon parrot from extinction

 

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