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Harry Sissen's case

the court decision on the fate of all the parrots confiscated will be further postponed

The decision by the Appeal Court in the Harry Sissen's case features on the website page dedicated to this landmark case. Sadly it looks set to continue, which means that the court decision on the fate of all the parrots confiscated will be further postponed.

Of far greater direct consequence to parrot conservation is the 10th anniversary of the Projeto Arara Azul under the dedicated management of Neiva Guedes. She has been working in the Pantanal - often under terrible conditions, often alone and to great personal sacrifice - for a decade now. The result can only be regarded as a very considerable success not only to Hyacinthine Macaw conservation, but also of many other species - bird, mammal and insect - in the southern Pantanal. The Hyacinthine Macaw population is on the increase! What more could one ask?!? This project which we have been supporting since 1995 is in the opinion of many one of the most successful parrot conservation programmes worldwide. Neiva deserves full credit for this and should continue to be given support to expand the project's work into the northern Pantanal. I have translated a report that recently appeared in a local environmental newsletter and posted it to the news page. The latest annual report is on its way from Brazil and a summary will be posted as soon as possible.

Neiva, Vocè está de parabens!!!


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