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Feral African lovebirds are breeding in Scotland
Monday, May 10 2004 @ 06:11 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
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General News Lothian lovebirds thrive as parrots set experts a-twitch

EAST African parrots are breeding in the wild in Scotland for the first time, after setting up home in a coastal town.

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Gabriel Foundation parrot rescue may be forced to move
Monday, May 10 2004 @ 03:06 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
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Shelters and Rescue Cracker? Polly may want a packer ...

Parrot refuge yakking its way out of a home

The macaws, cockatiels, Amazons and other parrots at the Gabriel Foundation's sanctuary near Glenwood Springs may have to find a new home.

Part of the problem is that the nearly 200 birds can put up quite a squawk.

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New EU 'will boost illegal wildlife trade'
Tuesday, April 27 2004 @ 12:16 AM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 6349
Conservation UNSCRUPULOUS traders will exploit the enlargement of the European Union to sell illegally obtained wildlife, experts will warn today.

Speaking as the EU prepares to welcome ten new members, Traffic and WWF, the global environment network, urged the accession countries to increase efforts to stem the illegal wildlife trade.

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Parrots on parade at school and nursing home
Monday, April 26 2004 @ 09:21 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 6131
General News Exotic birds entertain and educate. Parrots of all types, sizes ages and colors have been on parade. Parrots have become popular pets in recent years and, although they are beautiful, many new bird owners do not realize the challenges of keeping birds only recently removed from the wild.

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Concern mounts over parrot trade
Monday, April 26 2004 @ 02:59 PM UTC
Contributed by: MikeSchindlinger
Views: 14404
Conservation Conservationists in Nigeria are concerned by a growing trade in the export of grey parrots from Nigeria and neighbouring Cameroon.

By Anna Borzello
BBC, Lagos


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There's no "there" there.
Saturday, April 24 2004 @ 08:06 AM UTC
Contributed by: visualizer
Views: 5466
Conservation

You often hear that "parrots were meant to be in the wild, where humans do not belong, where humans do not intervene," or similar ravings. It's bunk.

Humans need the wild places even more as everyone on the planet migrates to cities.


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