We love animals of all kinds. They bring joy, beauty, fascination and amusement to our lives. Some become our family members and adapt well to our routine. Some include many parrots, the longer we know them, the more we wonder how they would have been in the wild. We have been very fortunate to have a few opportunities in joining field scientists and researchers to see wild parrots in South America and Africa in recent years. The more we learn, the more we desire to ensure these loud, confident and magnificent creatures will survive. The most effective way is to support the local conservation group and the community where the birds reside.
SHOP FOR CONSERVATION includes selected products for this purpose. Part of the proceed will be donated to select conservation groups that fund on-going projects such as the release of Illegally Captured Africa Grey Parrots in Congo by the World Parrot Trust or "Community Building" by Conservación del Loro Boliviano (CLB) in Bolivia. We also initiate and fund one-time project such as building an fenced in garden for new produces that will offer better income to a farming community that protects the habitat of the endangered Red Front Macaws in Bolivia.
There is an unexplained joy to see through a good binocular the wild parrots playing and calling each other high up on the tree. The same excitement in seeing tapirs, jaguars, armadillos and many other creatures being who they are in the wild - laughable, cute or even fearful. We want them to be around; we want to help!