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World Parrot Trust - Kiwa Centre

Discussion in 'Parrot Chatter' started by TomsMum, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

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  2. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    So good to have a later report on the great work they are doing thank you for forwarding the report
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  3. Yellowchickenparrot

    Yellowchickenparrot Regular Member

    Where is this place?
  4. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Ok think I am reading the blog wrong … they were with the parrot trust in the first place and the conditions were bad or they have arrived from somewhere else to the parrot trust?
    anyways at least some will get to go back to where they belong int eh wild which is a comfort as long as they are left there and freaking well trapped / poached …
  5. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    They do not publish where it is, I guess for security reasons.

    There is an article about the Centre in the Autumn 2018 copy of WPT’s Psittacene magazine

    The Kiwa Centre was set up, because they guy who owned the Macaw Kiwa (who moved to New Zealand) went to visit her back at the breeders where his parents originally brought her from (here in the U.K.) and was disgusted by the state she and the other macaws were being kept in. So he went and raised money and worked with WPT to set up this new Centre. Some birds have been returned to their native lands to partake in reintroduction programmes, some Scarlets are at Dudley zoo to help with an educational programme about the wild ones in Honduras
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  6. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    Yes it is a secure facility and no public access its aim is to control breeding and prepare and return Macaws back in to the wild, Bio security is a must along with guarding against theft. Many of there birds will have to stay in human care. the trust has a few facilities in different countries all dedicated in keeping the wild birds population up.