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WORLD PARROT DAY



World Parrot Day was originally founded 2004 by the World Parrot Trust and has been adopted by many organisations aiming to promote parrots and highlight the threats they face in the wild. This day is held annually on May 31st.
The EAZA Parrot TAG would like to promote the day with educational activities in zoos worldwide and to encourage zoo visitors to experience parrots – either in your local zoo or if you are lucky, in the wild.
Below are various open source materials and ideas which can be used to educate children and adults about how amazing parrots are and why they are threatened in the wild.
42% of Parrot species are threatened with extinction... It is time for action. Celebrate World Parrot Day with us and join our efforts for parrot conservation.
Motto for 2020: “Be kind and selfless – be more Parrot”
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PARROT BEHAVIOUR
Learn more about selfless parrots here
Brucks & von Bayern (2020). Parrots Voluntarily Help Each Other to Obtain Food Rewards. Current Biology 30, 1–6 January 20, 2020.
Krasheninnikova A, Brucks D,Blanc S, von Bayern AMP (2019). Assessing African grey parrots’ prosocial tendencies in a token choice paradigm. Royal Society Open Science 6: 190696 https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsos.190696

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PARROT CONSERVATION
Learn about the conservation programme for African grey parrots run by the Limbe Wildlife Centre and learn about the current funding needs here.
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PARROT EDUCATION MATERIALS
Suggested open source educational materials and activity inspiration for 2020:
Information material
Craft toys and enrichment
Fundraising for conservation projects
Activities for children
We would like to thank our colleagues for sharing their materials with us. If you have any great ideas or material that you wish to share open source please get in touch with the EAZA Parrot TAG Education Advisor, Stephan Worm (Email: s.worm@serengeti-park.de)
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PARROTS IN ZOO’S
EAZA is the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria
The EAZA Parrot TAG is the Parrot Taxon Advisory Group which supports the member institutions of EAZA. The EAZA Parrot TAG mission statement is:
“EAZA Parrot TAG’s mission is to facilitate and enhance cooperation on parrot conservation within the European zoo and aquarium community. The aims include maintaining sustainable ex situ populations, educating the public, encouraging contribution to scientific research and supporting in-situ conservation of parrots. It will achieve these aims by providing the community with information and structures to assist and improve population management, husbandry methods and conservation project review and by also evaluating and sharing calls for cooperation from outside the community.”
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REMEMBER WORLD PARROT DAY IS EVERY YEAR ON MAY 31ST