Organizations for Parrots

This site is a cooperative effort between many individuals, many of whom represent or is affiliated with one or more parrot welfare organization. Comments, thoughts, photos and more have been shared in order to help spread awareness to people about what is happening with parrots.

Conservation:

Groups working to help parrots:

Individuals dedicated to parrot advocacy:

A special thank you to the following people for their support:

  • Kristen Diz
  • Laura Rutherford
  • Chris Seath

2 Responses to Organizations for Parrots

  1. Marguerite Floyd April 13, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Hi! I’ve listed you on Scritches.com under blogs. Please consider adding Scritches.com to your links as well. Thanks!!!

  2. Lauren Schmaltz March 25, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

    To whom this may concern,

    My name is Lauren Schmaltz and I serve as a board member for the conservation foundation, Echo Bonaire, which you list as one of your partner organizations.

    I wanted to make you aware of a current voting campaign which desperately needs your support. Echo has been selected by the European Outdoor Conservation Association to receive funding for a project to help restore the native habitat of Bonaire and thus provide a better quality of life to the vulnerable Yellow-shouldered Amazon parrots living there. Voting is currently underway and with less than a week to go, Echo is trailing in 2nd place.

    Please share this information on your blog and encourage your subscribers to vote:

    An ambitious plan is underway to recover the native habitat of the vulnerable Yellow-shouldered Amazon parrot, but needs YOUR vote to succeed.

    Have you ever caught the bright flash of color and echoing call of a parrot as it darts into the trees, but you can’t follow it because the vegetation in front of you is dense with thorns and the undergrowth is full of cacti? No? Well, this is what life is like on the island of Bonaire where once healthy forests have been replaced by a dry, harsh ecosystem. Introduced herbivores help maintain this hostile environment by “weeding out” any native tree saplings that are daring enough to take root in unprotected areas. The parrots have been forced to relocate their homes, moving into cavities on cliff sides, exposed to wind and invasive African bees rather than into trees which they’d prefer.

    But it doesn’t have to be this way. And you can help it change. Read on to find out how.

    Echo, an environmental foundation based in the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, is working to safeguard the local Yellow-shouldered Amazon (lora) populations by protecting and restoring their native habitat. Echo is a World Parrot Trust partner and counts on your support to help make this happen.

    Voting: Beginning on March 16, Echo has been featured in the European Outdoor Conservation Association voting competition as a contestant in the Alpine category for its project, “Parrots, People, Trees and Trails.” Just a few minutes of your time can help bring €30,000 to Bonaire for restoration of Bonaire’s forest and trail development.

    To vote, you can visit the website at: http://www.outdoorconservation.eu/project-voting-category.cfm?catid=1 and navigate down to the Echo project. Voters are able to issue a single vote per electronic device, so get your techie friends on board, too! The voting ends on the 30th of March. at 12:00 GMT

    Vote now! for a happier, healthier environment for the parrots and people of Bonaire: http://www.outdoorconservation.eu/project-voting-category.cfm?catid=1

    About the Project

    Despite our recent successes, there is still more to be done. Echo is requesting your vote of support to help it restore what is an uninviting thorny forest heading towards desertification back into the beautiful, diverse dry forest habitat that it once was. Doing so will safeguard the parrot’s future through tackling the biological and social threats that underpin its current situation. Just one vote (per electronic device!) will move us closer to the goal of planting 20,000 native trees, thus jumpstarting reforestation efforts. Your support will also enable us to develop 17km of marked trails through existing and restored dry forest along which we can identify and highlight the significance of the dry forest habitat, create recreational use areas, and train local nature guides thus increasing the cultural and societal value of this area.

    Contact:
    To learn more about this project and the voting campaign, please contact

    Sam Williams, Executive Director
    info@echobonaire.org

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