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Macaws in Aviculture. By Tony Silva

For some years Arthur Alfred Prestwich was secretary of the British Avicultural Society, publisher of the prestigious Avicultural Magazine, which first appeared in print in 1894; the name of the society gave rise to the term aviculture, or the care and keeping of birds. In 1963 A.A. Prestwich published his “I Name This Parrot…”, the […]

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Elusive Bulwer’s pheasants successfully breed in Qatar

Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation (AWWP) in central Qatar established by H.E. Sheikh Saoud Bin Mohammed Bin Ali Al-Thani, a member of the royal family, successfully breeds many endangered wild birds. Among some of its most elusive inhabitants are Spix’s macaws, thought to be extinct in nature, Birds of Paradise and Bulwer’s pheasants.

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C.I.T.E.S. (The Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments, of which South Africa is a founder member. The aim is to ensure that the survival of endangered species is no longer threatened by international trade. It is a voluntary agreement that has to […]

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