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Discussion in 'Germany' started by vogelcommando, 22 Sep 2013.

  1. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    Sofar 2 Spix macaws have hatched this year and more are expected. The 2 current chicks are both hand-raised :).
     
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    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    ( from FB ) :

    Spread your wings and fly...

    Just like our Spix’s Macaws. This video shows amazing footage of our flocking groups enjoying the first sun in German spring.
    The beautiful little blue Macaws love to be outside, flying in their huge aviary and to relax in the old coffee tree...

     
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    World-first-breeding Red-necked amazon !
    Association for the Conservation of Threatened Parrots e.V. :

    World First Captive Breeding Delivers Hope for Dominican Amazons; Supports Decision to Initiate Ex Situ Safety Net Population

    “On the 10th of May 2019 a significant hatching occurred at the breeding facility of the Association for the Conservation of Threatened Parrots e.V. (ACTP), located near Berlin, Germany; that of the world’s first captive bred Red-necked Amazon (Amazona arausiaca). “

    Turn the clock back a short 14 months to the 17th of March 2018 and the emergency transfer of 12 amazon parrots from the island of Dominica to ACTP in Germany, backed by the Government of Dominica and the German CITES authority.

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    New St. Lucia amazons arrived at ACTP :

    ( copied from Facebook ) :

    Association for the Conservation of Threatened Parrots e.V.

    Recent Intensive Monitoring Shows St Lucia Program is Heading in the Right Direction

    The 23.05.2019 was a very important day for our conservation project in Saint Lucia. ‪At around noon‬, a number of St Lucia Amazons landed at the Berlin airport direct from the Caribbean island, and now become part of the safety-net population at ACTP! The new birds will contribute a significant rejuvenation of this safety-net population and very importantly increase the genetic variability. All of the newcomers arrived safely and happily in Germany and are currently in our quarantine station.

    Over the past few months, staff members at the Saint Lucia Forestry Department have been closely monitoring the birds in their habitat, as well as analysing their nests and breeding events.

    Quite some years ago ACTP began to build a safety-net population outside of Saint Lucia, from where birds could be brought to their country of origin, should the need arise. This population came from different institutions, however unfortunately due to their age or physical condition, for the most part are no longer able to breed. This is an extremely critical point for the success of the program and the associated construction of a self-sustaining, genetically valuable safety-net population outside of Saint Lucia (ex situ). We were once again made starkly aware of the great importance of such an ex situ population after Dominica, a neighbouring island of Saint Lucia, was hit by Hurricane "Maria" in 2017, suffering extreme destruction to both the human and animal populations, and severely affecting both endemic amazon species of the island.

    The Government of Saint Lucia wants to prevent this scenario and do everything possible to protect the St Lucia Amazon. ACTP was the number one point of contact for this project as a result of its many years of co-operation, and the Forestry Department of Saint Lucia teamed up with ACTP staff at the beginning of this year to conduct intensive scientific research on the breeding and behavioural biology of this amazon species.

    In addition, the Forestry Department of Saint Lucia started collecting chicks from nests to strengthen the breeding population at ACTP, via the injection of young birds with variable genetics from different areas of the island, into the program!

    This scientific collaboration has been a great success, showing us that past data, especially regarding the numbers of individuals and the predators of the St Lucia Amazon, has become obsolete. We now believe that the number of chicks killed by predators is significantly higher than previously thought. In 7 out of 40 active nests examined during this season's observations, we found possums. Two other empty nests, had traces of fur, which also came from this nest robber. In addition, we found a boa in one nest, which had obviously killed both chicks in the clutch shortly before the nest was inspected. This high loss rate, via two protected predators, has a massive impact on the St Lucia Amazon population. The next step will now be an extensive census to determine a current population size. All results of this project will be published later, in a comprehensive scientific article.

    At the same time, the construction of our WCEC (Wildlife Conservation and Education Centre) is entering its final phase, and we plan to open this November. We are delighted to be so close to opening the centre, the only one of its kind in the Caribbean, and in doing so, immerse visitors in the diversity of the rainforest of Saint Lucia. Whilst the guests marvel at the fascinating flora and fauna of the island, they will also be supporting their conservation, as the entire profit of the WCEC will be reinvested in the conservation of the island!

    We would like to thank the team of the Forestry Department of Saint Lucia and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry for this successful, long-term cooperation and we look forward to continuing to work together for the preservation of the St Lucia Amazon and their habitat!

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    Parrots being raised at the moment at ACTP :

    At least 2 Red-necked amazons
    at least 3 St. Vincent amazons
    at least 5 St. Lucia amazons
    at least 5 Spix macaws
    at least 1 Palm cockatoo
    ( these were the numbers I could count on the photos published by ACTP but its well possible that from these species ( and other species ) more young are being reared at the moment ).