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Rosemary Low Gives a Parrot Conservation Update

A 2022 Parrot conservation update. There are approximately 400 species of Parrots in existence today. Rosemary Low gives us a 2022 update on Parrots and conservation projects in the wild. Unfortunately, Parrots are notable for having the highest number of threatened species of all non-passerine bird orders. Here, Rosemary shares with us some of the […]

Red-browed Parrot Rescue

Rosemary Low gives an update on the Red-browed Parrot and how it was rescued in Brazil. Parrot conservation news from around the world was the subject of my previous blog. I have been asked to continue this theme and I can report on an inspirational story that has received no attention outside Brazil. If you […]

Buying Birds and Parrots

Sunday 2nd October 2016 was a big day in the world of Parrots. If you weren’t aware, there was a CITES (Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) vote to move the African Grey Parrot (both Congo and Timneh) – the most popular pet Parrot kept in the UK, from Appendix […]

Cockatoo Research Project 2013 – Part 1

We hear about a Cockatoo research project. I have always been fascinated by the natural world and became particularly interested in bird keeping at a very young age, when having received a pair of Budgerigars for my birthday; it wasn’t long afterwards that I had soon successfully bred the pair at the proud age of 8. Obsession […]

Katala – Protecting the Red Vent Cockatoo – PART 2

Dot Schwarz tells us about the second half of her visit to Katala. To read Part 1, click here. Thirty-five year old Sabino has been with Katala since the inception. He used to be a poacher and now he’s a warden. The girth of the nest tree is too wide to be climbed, so he shimmies […]

Katala – Protecting the Red Vent Cockatoo – PART 1

Dot Schwarz explains more about her visits to Katala Non-Parrot people criticise me for caring as much about Parrots as I care about people. Let me explain. The traditional Christian point of view states that God set man dominion over all the animals. But instead of seeing humans as the apex of creation, we can […]

Helping Conservation Interview with Rosemary Low

Rosemary Low explains how she got into conservation. Why are you so passionate about birds? What drew you to them in the first place? I have noticed that many people are passionate about a certain subject from a very early age. This age is so young that it almost seems as though they were born […]

Get Involved with World Wildlife Conservation Day

We all know how to care for our Parrots in our homes but how much do you know about conservation projects supporting Parrots in the wild? Now is your perfect chance to learn more about how wild Parrots are looked after as Thursday 4th December is World Wildlife Conservation Day. This is an annual event organised […]

Northern Parrots Visits Flamingo Land

In February 2020, staff at Northern Parrots were invited to Flamingo Land Zoo to meet the wonderful birds, Parrots and the hard-working team who care for them. On arrival we were warmly greeted by Peter Bloom, Director of APAB Ltd, who has several years’ experience training different birds including Parrots. Peter also trains Sealions for […]

Breeding Parrots and Conservation

Rosemary Low tells us more about breeding Parrots and conservation. I ended my last blog by writing:“… throughout the tropics, deforestation, mainly for agricultural purposes, has already greatly reduced countless Parrot populations. Wise use of many Parrots already in captivity will be crucial for their survival. This means avicultural emphasis should be on the original wild type […]