The Conservation of the Mauritian Echo Parakeet
The Conservation of the Mauritian Echo Parakeet
This project aimed to conserve the Mauritian Echo Parakeet (Psittacula eques echo), the last surviving representative of a genus that was once abundant in the Western Indian Ocean, now the rarest and most endangered bird in the Mascarenes, and one of the world's rarest parrots. It also aimed to enhance reproduction in the wild and in captivity, to increase the wild population and establish a captive population at the Black River Gorges National Park. With only 8 individuals in 1986, there are now 96 Echo Parakeets, some of which are in the wild. GEF/SGP Grant used for nest monitoring, trial releases and limited telemetry work.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Mauritius Wildlife Foundation
Country:
Mauritius
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 48,384.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
MAR/95/G52/I/01
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
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SGP Country office contact

Mrs. Pamela Bapoo-Dundoo
Phone:
(230) 213 53 84
Fax:
(230) 212 14 11
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Address

2nd Floor, Sugar Industry Pension Fund Building, 1 Remy Ollier Street
Port Louis, Mauritius

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