Updated: Feb 11
Did you know that parrots are known for being seed dispersers? They carry seeds in their beaks, as well as eat them and disperse them with their feces. Because they can move seeds, especially large seeds around, as well as fertilize the ground with their feces, we often refer to them as the farmers of the forest. Without them we would not have the plant, and hence animal diversity in the locations where they fly free.
The earth needs healthy parrot populations, and hence do all of us.
Sadly, in so many locations, the parrots are highly endangered, and the people who work with them have had an exceptionally hard time in 2020. Here is a video summation of 2020 in just one of our many projects showing what the people have to go through on their way to saving their parrots, and providing a better future for us all (La Moskitia, Honduras).
Yet, these parrot conservationists are prevailing. Our projects expanded in this time of the Covid-19 pandemic and our partners did incredible work. Parrot populations grew, more chicks fledged, more people and communities were economically supported through our projects, and more people heard the message that is at once one of despair (we are losing the earth’s parrots), and one of hope – people are making a difference.
The earth needs healthy people populations wherever parrots are, and hence do all of us.
Please help spread this message – that ordinary people, like you and me, can produce extraordinary results in extraordinary times, such as in 2020. You can be a disperser of hope, and a farmer of the future. Please consider making an end of the year donation today so that we can provide the seeds for the flourishing of life through our projects, not just in 2021, but beyond. Thank you.