This Needs To Stop – NOW! How You Can Help

I’m getting a bit ahead of myself as I usually blog a trip in chronological order but this is more important.  This happened in Antananarivo, Madagascar.  When we were in the taxi going from the hotel to the airport, I noticed a bunch of cages on the street.  We were on the opposite side of the road so I didn’t get a good look but having an 18 megapixel camera was enough to get the real scoop.

IMG_5803 IMG_5802I can identify Grey-headed Lovebirds and Vasa Parrots in a few of the cages which would clearly be captured from the wild.  One green bird I can’t identify appears to be dead (lying on its side on the floor).


The World Parrot Trust has the experience to help these birds.  Right now they are doing their annual campaign in which everyone’s donations are matched by an anonymous donor.  So give $25 and it becomes $50, give $100 and it becomes $200 and so on.

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As my blog about Africa progresses, you will see a lot of photos of wild Lovebirds, Vasa Parrots and more flying where they belong.  Help the World Parrot Trust keep them free!