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  •  NCA welcomes British bird stalwart as new president

     NCA welcomes British bird stalwart as new president

    23rd April 2019

    Above: Outgoing NCA president David Paine (left) with the new president Bernard Williams Photo: Ghalib Al-Nasser   THE NATIONAL COUNCIL for Aviculture (NCA) has inau­gurated its new presi­dent for 2019/20 – British bird expert Bernard Williams. On April 6, at…

  • Confiscated parakeets find new home in the Ecuadorian forest

    Confiscated parakeets find new home in the Ecuadorian forest

    23rd April 2019

    Above, One of the recently released red-masked parakeets in the Reserve of Buenaventura.   TWENTY NEAR THREATENED parakeets that were confiscated from poachers have been successfully reintroduction back into the wild in Ecuador. The red-masked parakeets (Psittacaa erythrogenyrs) are now…

  • New Gloster club has big plans for this year

    New Gloster club has big plans for this year

    23rd April 2019

    Above: Chairman and show manager of the Swindon All Gloster Canary Club, Kevin McCarthy (left) with president Mike Palmer, who has generously sponsored the purchase of the new club rosettes.     A NEW GLOSTER canary club has re-formed in…

  • Family distraught after fantail theft

    Family distraught after fantail theft

    11th April 2019

    Above:  Some of the stolen birds. Have you been offered fantails recently, perhaps in the Derby area? All photos: Marcus Conner   RECENTLY REHOMED FANTAIL pigeons were stolen from a Derby rescue centre, just a week after their owner had…

  • UK to miss nature targets

    UK to miss nature targets

    1st April 2019

    Above: This young white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) is a beneficiary of one of the few success stories of the past decade, though the species’ reintroduction into Scotland has been controversial   THE UK IS set to miss three quarters of…

  • LCA elects new council and sets clear agenda for the future

    LCA elects new council and sets clear agenda for the future

    28th March 2019

    Above: New chairman Jeremy Goacher explained his plans for the LCA at its EGM on March 10   THE LIZARD CANARY Association (LCA) held a successful extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on March 10 to elect new officials and non-post-holding council…

  • Endangered macaws successfully released in Brazil

    Endangered macaws successfully released in Brazil

    21st March 2019

    Above, exploring: Endangered Lear’s macaws unhurriedly contemplate the habitat just outside the aviary   SIX ENDANGERED LEAR’S macaws (Anodorhynchus leari) have been released back into their native habitat in north-eastern Brazil by a conservation charity. The Loro Parque Foundation, based…