It is not all moonshine and grapes… Some days it sadly seems we are living in a time of extinction- too often we hear of another endangered species and this week National Geographic looks at one very close to our hearts.

Mentioned in a recent article on their website, Christine Dell’Amore says “The widespread loss of these native trees (Yellowwoods) has had dire consequences for South Africa’s only native parrot, the Cape parrot, which relies on yellowwoods for food and nesting cavities. An often-fatal virus called psittacine beak and feather disease has also taken a toll.”

You can read the full article (click here) which also features a link to a more positive story “Efforts Underway To Save Endemic Cape Parrot” (Click Click)

In our own little effort some of the proceeds we make on our Papegaai range goes towards the The Wild Bird Trust’s Cape Parrot Project  and we hope every bit (and everyone) can make a difference.

It is high time we all become more conscientious of the wild things we love and would like to show to future generations!

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