Another great title from parrot expert, Rosemary Low, this 464 colour page, soft cover book covers enlightening data covering the status of the parrots of the world.
One third of the world’s nearly 400 species of parrots are threatened with extinction with many perilously close to it. These include some of the most spectacular and iconic bird species on the planet, such as the Hyacinth Macaw from South America, the Kakapo from New Zealand, and the Orange-bellied Parrot from Australia.
Following opening chapters giving background to the story, this book takes a detailed look at nearly 40 parrot species and explains why they are Endangered, and the steps being taken to conserve them. Many of these chapters include highlights of the author’s own time in the field working on and observing conservation projects related to the parrots’ survival. These very personal accounts vividly bring to life the problems that parrots are facing.
Aimed at birdwatchers, conservationists, cage bird enthusiasts and a ‘nature writing’ readership, through engaging text and captivating stories the book aims to promote a wider interest in the plight and conservation of parrots, which is essential in terms of raising future funds for the many projects that require funding. The book will also serve as an essential reference to all those people directly involved in parrot conservation, to understand the issues involved and the techniques—successful and unsuccessful—applied to date.
Rosemary Low’s passion is parrot conservation, in which she has been involved since the 1980s, visiting more than 20 countries and playing a role in countless projects. She is internationally known as a writer on parrots, having published more than 30 books. She has been curator of the world’s largest parrot collection, at Loro Parque, Tenerife, and a board member of Loro Parque Fundación, the major funding organisation for parrot projects, which donates more than US$1million annually.