Just a quick bird note: I have been in touch with Aliya Hosein, who is a Trinidadian and a Conservation Leadership in the Caribbean (CLiC) Fellow. Aliya holds a BSc in Biology and MSc in Sustainable Development and Conservation in the Caribbean (with Distinction) from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus. She is truly a “parrot person,” and parrots are in the news in the region at the moment. In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, two highly endangered parrot species in Dominica and Puerto Rico are struggling and causing heartache for conservationists.
I wrote about Aliya’s crowdfunding campaign to protect the Blue and Gold Macaw – the only Macaw in the Caribbean – which has been up for about a month now. This magnificent bird is threatened by habitat loss and by Please do support them here!