Parrot Conservation

Following are some parrot conservation efforts across the world that you may find of interest.

The Puerto Rican Parrot Project

Continuing our dedication to conservation efforts around the world, The Gabriel Foundation sponsored a lecture from Jafet Velez-Valetin, the Aviary Operations Coordinator for the Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program. The Puerto Rican parrot is one of the ten most endangered birds in the world. There are said to be only 34 left in the wild and they are all restricted to the Caribbean National Forest. Jafet Velez-Valetin leads the captive breeding program. Thanks to support from our donors, TGF committed $2,845 toward the Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program.

Learn more about the Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program.


Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw

Great Opportunity! Buy The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman’s Fight to Save the World’s Most Beautiful Bird by Bruce Barcott on amazon.com and proceeds benefit The Gabriel Foundation!

Read the New York Times Book Review


Unique Migratory Shorebird Is One of World’s Most Critically Endangered Species

The enigmatic Spoon-billed Sandpiper migrates from remote northern Russia to Southeast Asia, where forces such as habitat loss and subsistence hunting are driving it to the brink. The global population is estimated to be as few as 100 breeding pairs, and recently the species has declined at a precipitous rate of approximately one quarter of the adult population per year. Unless this rate is stemmed, the Spoon-billed Sandpiper will likely go extinct in less than a decade.

Learn more about the Spoon-billed Sandpiper.


New Zealand precinct at Auckland Zoo

New Zealand’s broad range spread of landscapes is now replicated at Te Wao Nui, the New Zealand precinct at Auckland Zoo. Learn more on how the Te Wao Nui is accommodating the New Zealand born animals.


The Ara Project

Founded in 1989, the Ara Project (ARA) is a Costa Rican licensed zoological park and non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the two native macaw species of Costa Rica: the critically endangered Great Green or Buffon’s Macaw (Ara ambiguus) and the Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao). Learn more about The Ara Project.


Wild Bird Trust

The Wild Bird Trust aims to keep birds safe in the wild with a combination of research and action. Learn more about the Wild Bird Trust.

1 day ago

The Gabriel Foundation

Adoptions are a family affair! When Pam lost one of her doves, she astutely realized that the surviving dove was lonely. So, when Pam came to adopt a dove, we asked her to bring her surviving dove so that she could choose her own new friend. Well, she chose *two* new friends: female doves Aiden and Everest. Pam also also brought along her four granddaughters, who, when they left, were busy cooking up some fancy new names for their two new doves. ... See MoreSee Less

Adoptions are a family affair!  When Pam lost one of her doves, she astutely realized that the surviving dove was lonely.  So, when Pam came to adopt a dove, we asked her to bring her surviving dove so that she could choose her own new friend.  Well, she chose *two* new friends:  female doves Aiden and Everest.  Pam also also brought along her four granddaughters, who, when they left, were busy cooking up some fancy new names for their two new doves.

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This makes me so happy- the doves and pigeons get their day sometimes!

Now that's a real success story!

thanks for giving these birds a good home and a BIG HUG to all of you that loved and cared for them!!!

that is very sweet!

Super!

Cute

This makes me very happy. I saw those doves while out at the aviary two weeks ago and I wanted to bring them all home. They aren't as fancy as the hookbills and they don't talk, but they bring a peaceful message.....

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3 days ago

The Gabriel Foundation

Who does it better? Parrot or Rihanna? 😂

The Sun Video
Parrot or Rhianna? Who do you prefer?
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The birdie not only sounds better, she looks better too 😉

Parrot, of course, and that's not because I don't like Rihanna 🙂

Parrot........lost interest in her after she let Chris Brown knock her around and she kept going back for more.

I can't hear it very well but I would naturally vote parrot because I love them.

Wings, er Hands down, the Parrot of course!

Parrot who needs toys and entertainment

Parrot!

the parrot of course smile

The amazon such a great parrot

Perrot of course!

A parrot of course. ...

The parrot.

Parrot

Parrot

PARROT!

The parrot

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4 days ago

The Gabriel Foundation

It's time for another game! Test your Macaw knowledge and see if you can name all six Macaw species pictured below.

Update: Answers can now be found in the description of each picture.
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Its time for another game! Test your Macaw knowledge and see if you can name all six Macaw species pictured below.

Update: Answers can now be found in the description of each picture.

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I'll play when you get something besides hybrids.

I missed the Capri. Thanks - I learned something!

Am I getting graded?

Don't have a clue but they are stunning birds!

They are such a beautiful bird, just love them.

they are all so pretty!

Need the answer key!

Lovely!!

I only see one breed! The... Pretty birb!!!!

Anne Tocknell some beautiful macaws here 😊

opws ?

Catalina

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