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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.


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


Please go to the blog page for commentary


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).


The PRG is organized in four regions (African, Australasian, Neotropical, and Indo-Malayan), a Wild Parrot Veterinary Section, Behavioral Ecology Section, and a Secretary Office that coordinates joint work. The Co-ordinators of the regions and sections and the Secretary are elected by all members every four years (last time in Nov 2018).


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.



AFRICAN REGION

Dr. Rowan Martin rowan.o.martin@gmail.com

Dr. Kate Carstens kate@wildbirdtrust.com

Dr. Nathaniel Annorbah nd.annorbah@gmail.com



AUSTRALASIAN REGION

Dr. Johanne Martens j.martens@deakin.edu.au


INDO-MALAYAN REGION

SAD NEWS! Avin left us from this world on the evening of 17th March, as a result of a relapse of his bone marrow disease.

Avin (Avinandan) was one of our Indo-Malayan Regional Coordinators. He joined the PRG at the very beginning, on 1 July 2011, and, since then, he was one of the most active and enthusiast PRG members. His love for parrots and Nature is a legacy that he left to all of us and to his wife and daughter. Let's honor his memory and commitment by continuing, more than ever in this dire times, our work for parrots and Nature. Both, scientists and conservationists. RIP dear MSc. Avin Deen !


NEOTROPICAL REGION

LoraKim Joyner amoloros@gmail.com

Macaw Sub-Group

Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguous) collaborative team


New Section!

BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY OF PARROTS


WILD PARROT VETERINARY SECTION

Dr. Patricia Latas wildparrotcoalition@gmail.com

Dr. Jessica Lee

Dr. LoraKim Joyner amoloros@gmail.com

Multi-Section COLLABORATIONS in-progress

Macaw Sub-Group

eBird sensitive species working group

Parrot Outcome Study

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


SECRETARY

Dr. LoraKim Joyner amoloros@gmail.com


STEERING TEAM

Dr. LoraKim Joyner amoloros@gmail.com

Dr. Patricia Latas wildparrotcoalition@gmail.com

Dr. Johanne Martens j.martens@deakin.edu.au