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Greetings! Welcome to the Parrot Researchers Group!

We are proud to be a diverse and dynamic group of people working in all aspects of psittacine research.


The PRG’s primary function is to provide communications amongst researchers. This is not a group for pet owners, aviary, sanctuary or rescue of parrots. There are many other options for those topics, and if the applicant wishes, we may be able to supply pertinent links.

Please join the PRG on Google to access and participate in diverse discussions. There is no charge for membership but your application will be reviewed by the Steering Committee for approval.


The mission of the Parrot Researchers Group

  • Promoting parrot research across the globe

  • Establishing research needs and priorities, with particular attention to regional conservation strategies,

  • Identifying and addressing barriers to effective research and conservation of parrots (Psittaciformes).



Parrot Researcher Group Guidelines available by request


Rules:

Applicant has read and understood the pinned mission statements and rules of conduct

Membership will not be considered until the questionnaire/survey is completed

Active members are encouraged to complete this form, to help inform the database and for ease of communications and collaborative efforts.


SECRETARY

Dr. Juan Macello


STEERING TEAM

Dr. Virginia Sanz

Dr. Cristina Miyaki

Dr. Alejandro Salinas

Dr. Patricia Latas




Multi-Section COLLABORATIONS in-progress

Parrot Ecological Behavior sub-group

Macaw Sub-Group

Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguous) collaborative team in conjunction with Loros Sin Fronteras.


Wild Parrot Veterinary sub-group

contact: Dr. Patricia Latas wildparrotcoalition@gmail.com


Other group efforts

eBird sensitive species working group

Parrot Outcome Study






Hurricane Relief for Belize Bird Rescue

Belize Bird Rescue 9 November 2022


In response to generous offers of assistance, we have put together this Global Giving microproject to help cover expenses resulting from Hurricane Lisa's visit last week.

If you would like to help, follow the GG link:

https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/hurricane-lisa-repair-appeal/


or via Paypal it's

paypal.me/friendsofBBR


Thank you all for your kind words, concern and support. And a massive thank you to all who have already contributed so generously and given us an incredible start to our fundraising! We literally can't do it without you!


Parrot Conservation Outcomes Survey

Little is known about what project and species-level factors contribute to positive (and negative) outcomes in parrot conservation. As a result, our group of researchers has created the Parrot Conservation Outcomes survey to collect information on the types of conservation actions undertaken and the characteristics of the target parrot populations to determine what factors are associated with conservation successes. We invite the leaders of current and past parrot conservation projects to participate by taking this ~30 min survey :

https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2hpZ8VIVqHhQRxQ



  • Is the Grey Parrot doomed for extinction in Ghana?


  • THE RELATIVE ETHICS OF KEEPING BIRDS, PARTICULARLY PARROTS IN CAGES IN

COMPARISON TO OTHER FORMS OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY


  • On the conservation of cages


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