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An Important Year for Grey and Timneh Parrots

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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WPT Update on Timneh Grey and More

Monday, March 20, 2017

World Parrot Trust's recent newsletter talks about the two groups of wild Timneh parrots that were taken to a purpose-built facility at Libassa Wildlife Sanctuary after a confiscation in Liberia. The birds have responded well to emergency medical treatment and are already showing signs of recovery after their stressful ordeal. Read More...


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.


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...


Globetrotting Parrots Return to Africa

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Threatened African Grey Parrots were returned to the wild after a three-year intercontinental odyssey.  One hundred and eight of these beautiful birds were seized from an illegal shipment in Bulgaria back in 2010.  Immediately handed over to the Sofia Zoo for much needed medical treatment, their uncertain status was meanwhile being determined by the local courts.   Read More... 

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