|Date||11 Nov 2019|
Historical logging of in South African Mistbelt forests has reduced the number of nests for the endemic and threatened Cape parrot. There are only 1250 mature individuals left in the wild, and, before 2017, fewer than 15 nests from the entire country were known.
Our goal is to help conserve this species by ensuring it has sufficient nesting sites to grow optimally. We will begin by searching for and monitoring nests and cavities to better understand the species’ breeding ecology. Characteristics of natural nest sites will be used to build and install optimal artificial nests in areas lacking natural nesting sites.
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