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Puerto Rican Parrots Conservation Project

Postby Pajarita » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:39 pm

I had already posted about the releases into the wild of a number of Puerto Rican Parrots but this is about a release into a THIRD location which would make three separate populations of them -something that we might not think it's important, but it is because of the need for genetic diversity!

Wonderful success on this species recovery! They went from 200 parrots left in the 50's (out of more than a million merely 50 years before!) to 500 of them with nests and chicks born in the wild - and now, a third colony!

https://www.fws.gov/news/ShowNews.cfm?I ... AD09E24C98
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Re: Puerto Rican Parrots Conservation Project

Postby Bird woman » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:26 pm

OMG!!!! I want that outdoor space :roll: that would be a great xmas. Present. BW
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Re: Puerto Rican Parrots Conservation Project

Postby liz » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:56 pm

Do they do foster for the parrots that they need to produce. It would be so nice to have babies and not worry about finding a safe place for them. I could really enjoy that.
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Re: Puerto Rican Parrots Conservation Project

Postby Pajarita » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:29 pm

No, no fostering. As a matter of fact, no people are allowed to even visit them because they need to 'transform' the captive-bred babies into birds that can forage and survive in the wild so the less human contact they have, the better.
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Re: Puerto Rican Parrots Conservation Project

Postby liz » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:37 am

I didn't think so but would love to do it.
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