HARI has not only been a leader in the enhancement of parrot care in captivity, we are also
proud to partner with conservation projects in the wild. We support the work of leading organizations in preserving parrot species and their natural world for future generations.
World Parrot Trust
Protecting parrots with your help…
As a leader in parrot conservation and welfare, the World Parrot Trust works with parrot enthusiasts, researchers, local communities and government leaders to encourage effective solutions that protect parrots. They focus on conducting and supporting field conservation projects, working to eliminate the international trade in wild caught parrots and increasing awareness of the plight of parrots, in the wild and in captivity.
Over its twenty-year span, the WPT has raised over $2.0 M US and has used these funds to begin and support conservation and welfare projects in over 20 countries for more than 40 species of parrot. The WPT has expanded globally to include national branches in Africa, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain and the United States.
The Canadian World Parrot Trust was founded in 1992 and operates in collaboration with the 10 other national branches of the World Parrot Trust. The CWPT is dedicated to saving parrots and will become a leader in their conservation and welfare by inspiring people to take action on behalf of parrots in the wild and in captivity. They provide leadership for people to participate in saving parrots through developing and supporting research, education, conservation and habitat preservation programs.
In 1994 Loro Parque founded Loro Parque Fundación, an international foundation member of IUCN set up to highlight the need for conservation of nature and the environment. The foundation has carried out 82 conservation projects in 28 countries throughout the world, of which 31 keep being active with approximately 150 persons working daily for the conservation of nature. Since its creation they have spent more than $10,000,000 in such projects. The foundation is particularly active in conserving the most endangered parrot species in the world, both with captive breeding (such as with the critically endangered Spix’s macaw) and field projects as well (such as with the equally critically endangered indigo-winged parrot)
Parrots International was founded in 2005 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of endangered parrot species and improving the welfare of both companion parrots and parrots in the wild. They are committed to remaining non-partisan, above “eco-politics” and working cooperatively with other conservation organizations for the maximum benefit of the birds. Parrots International develops, funds, and supports an array of conservation projects. Parrots International strives to form strategic cooperative partnerships with organizations and field projects. The majority of Parrots International supported projects are in Central and South American and the Caribbean. Examples include the Spix’s Macaw; the Lear’s Macaw Project; The Puerto Rican Parrot; The Hyacinth Macaw; The Great-green Macaw; The Military Macaw; The Blue-fronted Amazon; The Slender-billed Conure; Pfrimer’s Parakeet; Bahama Parrot; and the Blue-throated Macaw.
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American Federation of Aviculture
The American Federation of Aviculture (AFA) is a nonprofit national organization established in 1974, whose purpose is to represent all aspects of aviculture and to educate the public about keeping and breeding birds in captivity. AFA has a membership consisting of bird breeders, pet bird owners, avian veterinarians, pet/bird store owners, bird product manufacturers, and other people interested in the future of aviculture. AFA defines anyone keeping exotic birds in captivity as an “aviculturist” but AFA advocates that this designation carries with it certain responsibilities transcending those of the owners of domesticated pets like dogs and cats.
AFA believes holders of exotic birds need to be aware of the special needs of the species they hold, be aware of their conservation status, up-to-date research findings enhancing the well-being of the birds, and the state and federal regulations pertaining to exotic birds.
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