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Rowan Martin, PhD

Rowan Martin, PhD

New hope for Timneh parrots in Sierra Leone

Jul 25, 2020

By Dr. Rowan Martin (Director WPT Africa Conservation Programme)

“Wow!” I whispered, barely containing my excitement. In front of us was a pair of Timneh parrots, engaging in what appeared to be a courtship display. There was a distinctive 'head bob’ followed by a clamping together of beaks and...

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Rowan Martin, PhD

Wow, what a year! Highlights from another busy 12 months for WPT’s Africa Conservation Program

Dec 15, 2019

From groundbreaking investigations leading to better protections for parrots threatened by trade, to heartwarming tales of parrots rescued from trafficking now thriving in the wild, it’s been another important year for parrots in Africa. 

Explore the year further by opening the pdf below. Be sure...

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Rowan Martin, PhD

Experts look forward to a brighter future for Cape parrots

Oct 25, 2019

The workshop was developed by the World Parrot Trust in partnership with the Cape Parrot Project, Birdlife South Africa and the Cape Parrot Working Group, which worked together as a coordination committee. Representatives of the IUCN SSC Conservation Planning Specialist Group, Kerryn Morrison and...

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Rowan Martin, PhD

Mshindi the survivor: Rescued Grey parrots thriving in the wild send a message of hope

Jul 03, 2019

In the early 2010s, thousands upon thousands of Grey parrots were being trapped in the wild, stuffed into boxes and sent to breeders and pet dealers around the world. Uganda was one of the many countries through which wild parrots flowed out of Africa to the rest of the world and in 2011 the...

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