As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Conservation success story for Brazilian parrot

Following nearly 24 years of targeted conservation across its range in Brazil, Red-tailed Amazon is no longer considered a threatened species.
Over this period, the species has been downgraded on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List from Endangered to Vulnerable and latterly, at the end of 2017, Near Threatened.
This positive change in status has not happened overnight. Loro Parque Fundación (LPF) began supporting the conservation of this species in 1995, and only after almost 24 years and US$561,400 of support from LPF have conservationists been rewarded with the official recognition that the species is no longer threatened.
LDF's Brazilian counterparts can justly claim to have achieved success in averting Red-tailed Amazon’s extinction. In Paraná State, LPF established its first collaboration with Pedro Scherer-Neto of the Museum of Natural History in Curitiba, and then between 1999 and 2006 with the Institute for Ecological Research (IPÊ) working especially on the island of Superagüi. The LPF also did some work in São Paulo State with the Institute of Conservation Biology of the state university, but from 2005 until now the main partner in Paraná and São Paulo has been the Society for Wildlife Research and Environmental Education (SPVS).

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