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Critically Endangered Cockatoo

Establish a cockatoo population in captivity so there is an option of reintroduction in the future.

The status of the red-vented or Philippine cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia) in the wild is listed as "critically endangered." That's one step from extinct, and the Philippine Cockatoo Conservation Program (PCCP) doesn't want that to happen. PCCP's mission is to protect the natural habitat of the red-vented cockatoo, which includes involving people in conservation efforts to save the cockatoo and its environment (forests, mangroves), finding out more about the red vent's biology (including its distribution and status in the Philippines) and to establish a cockatoo population in captivity so there is an option of reintroduction in the future.

At one time, the red-vented Philippine cockatoo was native to 52 islands. However, between 1989 and 1994, it was found on only eight islands, its numbers decimated by habitat destruction, hunting and capture for the pet trade. If you would like further information, contact: Peter Widmann, peterwid@mailcity.com; PCCP, Rizal Avenue, Narra, 5303 Palawan, Philippines; Phone: +639193038030.

3-4-2004


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i think that's really devistating since cockatoo's are a sweet, loving bird. i think any species of animal that's going into extinction should be saved at all costs!
melanie, green bay, WI
Posted: 2/16/2007 9:04:18 AM
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