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Important news from Defra about EU movement after Brexit - The following statement has been issued - "We have received a number of queries on how movements of CITES species will be affected once we leave the EU on 31 January. The Withdrawal Agreement (WA) will come in to force on exit day. Under the WA there will be an implementation period (IP) until the end of 2020. EU legislation implementing CITES will continue to apply in the UK during the IP." We will keep you informed as we hear more.

We expect that guidance on CITES arrangements after the implementation period will be published on GOV.UK.

 > Ray Ackroyd sends us a further update on the situation on the ground in Australia, following the devastating fires. Rains have now come in, but it is interesting to hear the local point of view - with Ray's inimitable criticism of Government handling of the situation! See the series of posts on Artificial Nest Boxes in Australia

> A common query we receive is for advice on an avian veterinarian in their area. We publish a list of UK veterinary surgeons willing and able to treat birds on the 'Parrot Information' section. Practices are listed by county, and updated as often as we can, once we receive current information. This list has recently been updated, but we rely on information from veterinary practices or the bird-owning public to let us know if details change. Go to this link Avian Vets

> All dates for 2020's shows, days out, and other linked events have now been published on this site. For full details head to the relevant Events

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