World Land Trust

Protect the Yellow-Shouldered Parrot: Venezuela

The wildlife of Margarita Island, Venezuela, is increasingly under pressure. WLT is urgently raising funds to support rangers in protecting the nest sites of the endangered Yellow-shouldered Parrot during this breeding season and prevent the illegal collection of parrots for the pet trade.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 March 2012 to 12:00 AM, 1 August 2012

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Situation

Illegal collection of chicks for the pet trade is a threat to the survival of the endangered Yellow-shouldered Parrot. Last year 16 were stolen from their nest boxes at the research centre owned by our partner organisation Asociación Civil Provita, where wildlife rangers were guarding and monitoring them until they were ready to fly free. Unfortunately the theft was not an isolated incident and WLT is extremely concerned for the safety of this year’s chicks.

Solution

This project will enable regular overnight patrols by rangers to increase security, and provide further resources to train local people as wildlife rangers. This will enable still closer monitoring of the eggs and chicks and provide a safe place for the parrots to breed and lay eggs.

  • It gives me great satisfaction when I see the fledglings coming out of their nests. I feel enormous happiness when I watch them flying.

    — Pablo Antonio Millán, Provita Ranger

  • It gives me great satisfaction when I see the fledglings coming out of their nests. I feel enormous happiness when I watch them flying.

    — Pablo Antonio Millán, Provita Ranger