Thick-billed parrot chick illustration: PatLatas.art
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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
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.
Dr. Virginia Sanz
Dr. Cristina Miyaki
Dr. Alejandro Salinas
Dr. Patricia Latas
Multi-Section COLLABORATIONS in-progress
Parrot Ecological Behavior sub-group
Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguous) collaborative team in conjunction with Loros Sin Fronteras.
Wild Parrot Veterinary sub-group
contact: Dr. Patricia Latas email@example.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:
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 :
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