In Africa wild parrots face an increasing number of threats, from deforestation and harvesting for the pet trade to disease and persecution as crop pests.
But there is hope…
The World Parrot Trust (WPT) has been working in Africa for many years and sees an urgent need to increase its efforts to help save Africa’s parrots.
- Working with in-country partners to conserve parrots and habitats
- Researching and surveying African parrot populations to make better decisions on how to protect them
- Investigating threats that put them at risk
- Collaborating with local and national law enforcement to protect parrots from wildlife trade and poaching
- Aiding efforts to improve wildlife law enforcement and management of confiscated birds
- Reaching local communities to raise awareness as to why parrots need to remain wild
Our current work is focusing on researching Timneh parrots in the Bijagos archipelago of Guinea-Bissau, initiating community education about Grey parrots in Uganda, and expanding a population monitoring project for Cape parrots in Limpopo, South Africa. It is a great start but there is more to be done.
With your help we can do much more
Because of the overwhelming need for these efforts to continue, WPT’s ACP is now dedicated to a multi-year commitment on behalf of these birds to help at-risk parrots in Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, DRC, Congo-Brazzaville, Uganda, and South Africa.
All of this effort requires time and money. Just one gift from you of £25, £50 or £100 will help us to continue this vital work of research, encouraging legal reform, confiscation, rescue, rehabilitation of birds caught in the trade, protecting habitat and public education.
Together we can make a difference to the lives of parrots in Africa.
Will you make a gift, and save these parrots, today?
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