> Coronavirus pandemic: the emergency cancellation of 'large gatherings' and the lockdown regulations have led to restricted activity at the Parrot Society office in Berkhamsted. Our secretary Les Rance will be working mostly from home, so email contact will be easier than telephone. Other officers - as listed on Officers and Trustees are also available via their listed contact details. It is almost certain now that our Summer Show at Stafford County Showground on 5th July will have to be cancelled, and depending on how long this crisis continues, other shows later in the year may also be affected. Look out for updates here, as and when we know more. We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis, and will post the latest information here or on our Facebook page.
> Feather collection: A while ago we posted about a scheme to collect parrot feathers and send them out to an agency in the USA for them to send on to indigenous tribes in South America to make headdresses. This plan fell through owing to the red tape and expense on the American side. However, there is now the possibility of a similar project with a London-based Brazilian craftsman, so start saving your parrot's feathers! For more details see Latest News Plus
> Emma Bailey-Beech from the CITES EU-transition team at Defra reminds us that closed legs ring are mandatory for all Annex A birds. For full details see CITES requirements for marking Annex A birds
> We are pleased to announce that PSUK Conservation funding has been put to good use in the Western Caribbean at Belize Bird Rescue, in the purchase of essential veterinary equipment. For full details and pictures go to the end of the previously published article - British Couple Saving Parrots in Belize
> Repatriation of Six's Macaws from Germany seems to be proceeding well! Congratulations to all concerned. See ACTP Spix Macaw project
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