Archive for the ‘parrots’ Tag

Keeping parrots in their place

Over the past few weeks I’ve been looking into conservation issues involving parrots, and it turns out that there are two very different sides to this story: on the one hand, habitat destruction and the pet trade are threatening wild populations around the world; on the other hand, the pet trade (and to a certain […]

A colorful invasion

In my last post, I looked at the status of several wild parrot species which have been negatively impacted by habitat loss, hunting, and other human activities. This week in my reading I investigated the other side of the equation: invasive parrot populations around the world. To be perfectly honest, although I had been vaguely […]

Posted June 16, 2013 by Mirka Zapletal in Birds

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Out of the cage

Over the past week, I’ve looked into aspects of parrot conservation, and there seemed to be something of a split between two lines of investigation: parrots threatened in their native range, and parrots causing problems as introduced species. This week I’ll concentrate on the former and then next week, I’ll gather some information on the […]

A different feather

I had some time during a recent road trip to think about the topic for this month- many ideas came to mind as I wondered about this aspect of conservation or that issue of research, but I kept coming back to birds, maybe because they show up so often as you travel (such as the […]

Posted June 1, 2013 by Mirka Zapletal in Birds

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