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Huge boost for Yellow-eared Parrot population

Wednesday 10 September 2008.

Unprecedented progress has been made for the conservation of the Critically Endangered Yellow-eared Parrot in Colombia. A total of 80 natural and artificial nests of the species were reported and monitored by ProAves permitting the successful fledging of 203 chicks.

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These results highlight the successes of ten years to demonstrate that continue conservation actions developed by ProAves and Loro Parque, together with our Wax Palm and Yellow-eared Parrot campaign, environmental education campaigns and activities, reforestation of key areas and involvement of the local communities, have led to a sustained population increase for this flagship species in Colombia and the Andes of South America. Importantly, the Yellow-eared Parrot population has now climbed to over 1,000 individuals from an originals 81 birds discovered by ProAves in April 1999.

The Yellow-eared Parrot is now returning to areas it historically inhabited before being persecuted and with more nest boxes and palms available we hope that soon it will be a common sight across the Andes of Colombia and Ecuador.

With the support of:

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