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Crowdfunding secures Norfolk Island green parrot 'insurance colony'

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Crowdfunding secures Norfolk Island green parrot 'insurance colony'

- An endangered parrot endemic to Norfolk Island's future has been safeguarded after a crowdfunding campaign to create an "insurance colony" exceeded its target. More than $86,000 was raised from 699 supporters to transport a group of Norfolk Island green parrot fledglings to nearby predator-free Phillip Island. The $77,000 target was reached with almost a week to spare. Operation Green Parrot was the most recent in a series of measures Islanders and mainland supporters took to ensure the survival of the species, which was driven to near-extinction by the early 1980s due to introduced rats, cats and other birds on Norfolk

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Crowdfunding secures Norfolk Island green parrot 'insurance colony' An endangered parrot endemic to Norfolk Island's future has been safeguarded after a crowdfunding campaign to create an "insurance colony" exceeded its target. More than $86,000 was raised from 699 supporters to transport a group of Norfolk Island green parrot fledglings to nearby predator-free Phillip Island. The $77,000 target was reached with almost a week to spare. Operation Green Parrot was the most recent in a series of measures Islanders and mainland supporters took to ensure the survival of the species, which was driven to near-extinction by the early 1980s due to introduced rats, cats and other birds on Norfolk   Read More ...
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