Important Announcement: 2022 PRG Election Time! Check the PRG on Google for updates!
Those of us on the current PRG Steering Team, Pat Latas, Johanne Martens, and I, are charged with having a new leadership team take place on January 1, 2023 after a process of nominations and elections. We are now entering the nomination phase. Our guidelines task the Steering Team to nominate 5 people for the new Team, of which one will be the Secretary. The idea was to do our work and make sure we had at least 5 good people willing and able to serve for 4 years. However, anyone can nominate themselves or others to serve and those who receive the most votes will be elected. Please email me (privately if you choose) with the name of the person being nominated and a CV, and for which position. (4 "at large" positions and 1 Secretary). The guidelines are attached and below I have pasted in the part of the guidelines that describe the responsibilities of each position. For the next 2 weeks we will be accepting nominations, and after that we will have a vote online. The deadline is November 15th for nominations.
Our nominations for the Steering Team are (and we thank them for running and being willing to serve!):
Juan Masello - Secretary
Virginia Sanz - at large
Cristina Miyaki - at large
Alejandro Salinas - at large
Pat Latas - at large
Remember that anyone can run for any of these posts. Also, there are many ways to contribute to the PRG without being on the Steering Team. Let us know if you are interested in either running, or for volunteering in another fashion.
Yours in hope, LoraKim Joyner PRG Acting Secretary
Excerpt from the guidelines:
The Secretary of the Parrot Researchers’ Group:
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 :
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. LoraKim Joyner firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. LoraKim Joyner email@example.com
Dr. Patricia Latas firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Johanne Martens email@example.com
Multi-Section COLLABORATIONS in-progress
contact: Dr. Patricia Latas firstname.lastname@example.org
Other group efforts
eBird sensitive species working group
Parrot Outcome Study