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Vote For Cape Parrot As SA’s Favourite Bird!

Click here to Vote for CAPE PARROT as South Africa’s favourite bird! The green-and gold Cape Parrot is our national parrot and are only found here, yet most South Africans do not even know they exists. Our Cape Parrot is Africa’s most Endangered parrot species with around 1,000 Cape Parrots remaining in the wild. Their fate is forever linked to…

The State of South Africa’s Yellowwood Forests: An Open Letter to the President

An “Open Letter” to His Excellency, Dr Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, President of South Africa and the African National Congress, on the current state of South Africa’s yellowwood forests. We lost most of our grand, old yellowwood trees to mining timber and railway sleepers in the 1800s. Today, we continue to legally and illegally whittle away at the remaining forest patches. We now face a choice between beautiful furniture and the last giant yellowwood trees. Halt the harvesting of yellowwood trees in South Africa and restore these forest to their former glory…

Day #2: First-Ever Footage of Africa’s Most Endangered Parrot Feeding in High Canopy…

On the second day of filming and observation the female Cape parrot came much closer… Here is 20 seconds of amazing footage of her calling about 15 feet away from us. We witnessed her close-up on-and-off for an hour and were both shaking when we eventually left the cliff. The reason she had approached so…

Africa’s Most Endangered Parrot Revealed Like Never Before

South Africa’s Cape parrot is among the most endangered parrots on earth with less than 1,000 adults remaining in the wild, and the constant threat of starvation and disease looming… Over the last 350 years we have done a very good job of destroying South Africa’s yellowwood forests, removing millions of millions of large hardwoods…