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Please check out: Echo Parakeet Conservation – World’s Rarest Parrot, Back from the Brink

The Echo or Mauritius Parakeet (Psittacula eques) population was reduced to 10-12 individuals by the late 1970’s, and remained at similar levels into the next decade. Thus, it had the dubious distinction of being the world’s rarest parrot. Thanks to the efforts of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, the World Parrot Trust, and the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, its future is now somewhat brighter. However, the Echo Parakeet is still one of, if not the, most endangered parrots on the planet, yet receives little of the attention granted the Kea and other better-known species. Read article here:
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Re: New Article: Echo Parakeet Conservation

Thanks for another wonderful article!!! Echo Parakeet is a beautiful little parrot!!! I do hope they come out with a cure for PBFD. Thanks again!!!
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Thanks so much for the kind words, much appreciated, Frank
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Re: New Article: Echo Parakeet Conservation

i always cringe when i read about beautiful species of animals who are about to be endangered....sometimes i wish humanity would just stop being so selfish all the time. when will we learn that if all the animals and plants are killed we will not be able to eat money.

im glad that this parrot is making a recovery but i wish we would have been more responsible so that it didnt get to this point
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Quote: Originally Posted by rosella View Post
i always cringe when i read about beautiful species of animals who are about to be endangered....sometimes i wish humanity would just stop being so selfish all the time. when will we learn that if all the animals and plants are killed we will not be able to eat money.

im glad that this parrot is making a recovery but i wish we would have been more responsible so that it didnt get to this point
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Thanks for your sincere interest. Its so difficult to find an appropriate balance, but at least today more people and organizations are aware. Of course, it is usually well-funded groups that can make the most difference, and wealthy countries that can afford to step back and think about the consequences of development...so, as always, a vicious circle. But we try...best, Frank
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Hi,

Thanks for your sincere interest. Its so difficult to find an appropriate balance, but at least today more people and organizations are aware. Of course, it is usually well-funded groups that can make the most difference, and wealthy countries that can afford to step back and think about the consequences of development...so, as always, a vicious circle. But we try...best, Frank
hi,
you are very welcome, this stuff just gets me fired up. its sad how most of us can't really do much about it because we just dont have the funds. this is truly a vicious circle and i wish people would think at some point.
it is true that companies are becoming more and more aware but im afraid that it just isnt fast enough
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