News - 2003

The 2nd annual meeting of Hyacinthine Macaw breeders and keepers

This meeting included the curious presentation by Dr Petra Wolf of the Hanover Veterinary School on feeding behaviour of macaws

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Delay on the repatriation of Lear's Macaws

The three confiscated Lear's Macaws have to wait again because Harry Sissen has applied for a judicial review

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The Committee for the Conservation of the Lear's Macaw

They will be meeting next week at Praia do Forte to discuss Strategies for the conservation of the species

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Sheikh Al-Thani denied!

He states there is any truth to the report that he has acquired any more of Antonio de Dios's Spix's macaws

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Illegal trafficking of Brazilian wildlife

João Miguel Folgosa Herculano apprehended last week smuggling 58 eggs of rare bird species

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Sheik Al-Thani acquired all the Spix's Macaws owned by Antonio de Dios

News has come in today about the suspected acquirement of de Dios' Spix's Macaws by the Sheik. More information very shortly.

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News!

More news has come in over the past few days about activities and actions regarding the Lear's Macaw

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The birth of a commitee for the conservation of Lear's and Hyacinthine Macaws

Priorities of the committee would be the protection of the wild population currently estimated at 400 individuals

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WWF Brazil major sponsor of the Projeto Arara Azul

Its website with a wealth of information about Brazilian wildlife can be viewed by clicking in the link below

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Arrival of cuckoo in Sussex

The cuckoo population in the UK has fallen by some 60% in the last few years due to woodland destruction here and in Africa

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IBAMA decision to split the commitee

There will be a separate committee for the Hyacinthine Macaw, which will include experts such as Neiva Guedes

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None of the birds confiscated should be returned to Harry Sissen

A brief newspaper report can be read on the link below

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News on the Harry Sissen's case

The judge has said he will give his final decision on 28th April

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A letter on the Spix's Macaw

Gordon Cook has recently discover a letter on the Spix's Macaw in the USA

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The Sissen case grinds on

HM Customs & Excise has decided to appeal against the decision last November in the Magistrates' Court

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Investigation on the trade in Brazilian flora and fauna

This week several news reports appeared on the Brazilian Government official website for the Chamber of Deputies

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Press release by Loro Parque Fundación

It is about the repatriation of the Spix's Macaw discovered in the USA

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