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Yellow-Eared Parrot Rebounds

The once critically endangered bird gets a status upgrade.

Posted: Friday, June 4, 2010, 9:00 a.m. PDT

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Courtesy Fundación ProAves (www.proaves.org)
The yellow-eared parrot went from "Critically Endangered" to "Endangered."

The status of the yellow-eared parrot (Ognorhynchus icterotis) has been downgraded from “Critically Endangered” to “Endangered” following a population rebound in the bird’s native region.

In May, the International Union for Conservation of Nature announced their discovery of a colony of 81 yellow-eared parrots in the Andes of Colombia, South America. The species had been believed to be extinct.

The IUCN now aims to protect the environment around this bird and grow the colony to levels that would better ensure its long term viability. Three conservation organizations were cited as critical to the bird’s success: Fundación ProAves, Fundación Loro Parque and American Bird Conservancy (ABC). ProAves has worked for almost 11 years to stabilize this bird’s population.

"Since 1999 the Loro Parque Foundation has supported ProAves in its exceptional efforts to bring about the recovery of the yellow-eared Parrot. With the announcement today that this species is no longer Critically Endangered, we are proud that our support has paid off in the best possible way. The come-back of the yellow-eared Parrot is singularly impressive, and the conservation program of ProAves should be used as a model of success to avoid the extinction of other threatened parrots." added Wolfgang Kiessling, President of Loro Parque Fundación, in a press release.

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Yeah, great news!It's refreshing to read that the efforts to conserve these beauties has been successful.
Traci, Glendale, OR
Posted: 7/24/2013 1:15:43 PM
This is great news.
Dan, Sandy Valley, NV
Posted: 11/5/2010 11:58:27 PM
Good news!
Elaine, Darien, IL
Posted: 11/5/2010 3:10:08 PM
This is wonderful news.
Janet, Henderson, NV
Posted: 11/4/2010 9:51:23 PM
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