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Wings to Fly

It took us a while to understand the incredible damage suffered by seized parrots brought into Kindu’s office of Parks and Conservation  (ICCN), And it took time to fully comprehend that our first efforts to discourage the illegal parrot trade, might have done just the opposite. The brutality of the trade became obvious when the […]

Elegy for an African Grey

You did not write this poem,but perhaps you felt it;your words, whistles, trills reachedfor it.  Of all parrots,your voiceinsisted most.There are now 102;with you there were 103. None have names, but perhaps you did.All seized from the trade,were pulled from palm-rachis carrying cases,off of motorbikes, pulledfrom the hold of a plane.But not you.Abducted, a nestlingfrom […]

Good for parrots? Good for Trappers.

The MULU parrot habitat is larger than we thought: maybe 65 km2.  Sometimes wide, sometimes narrow, papyrus swamplands with tall tree copses snake along the Bulali River lowlands through the forest heartland of Congo. It is here, near the papyrus, that African Grey parrots come (or perhaps came) in vast concentrations.  The Mulu Parrot landscape […]

Paying the Traffic Cop for Parrots test

Paying the Traffic Cop for Parrots test from fixrunner.