AFRICAN GREY PARROTS
A national rescue and rehabilitation centre
RESCUE, REHABILITATION AND RELEASE
The LWC is the only specialist rescue and rehabilitation centre for African Grey Parrots in Cameroon. Since 2015 we have rescued more than 100 individuals from the illegal wildlife trade and more than 3,000 since the LWC began in 1993. Most parrots arrive in an extremely poor condition: dehydrated, riddled with parasites, injured and their feathers cut by poachers to prevent them from flying. They are in need of acute medical care!
Our aim is to rehabilitate confiscated African Grey Parrots to release them back into the wild as quickly as possible. As they have not flown for a long time, we need to help them to learn to fly again along with providing a good calcium-rich diet and quality veterinary care. But we cannot do this alone. Every parrot we receive needs health checks, veterinary treatment, a good diet and an enriching environment. In 2019 we built a large rehabilitation aviary specifically for this species and in the future we hope to undertake field research on released African Grey Parrots. Our aim is to fit trackers on the birds to measure survivorship, distribution and migration, and rate of recapture. Our goal is to work with current and new partners in order to undertake this important conservation project.
You can help us to get these endangered animals back to the wild by supporting the cost of their care today!
Here’s what your donations could help us achieve
Can pay for calcium supplements for one month
Can pay for a parrot health check
Can pay for food and care for a rescued parrot