Founded in 2001, The Indonesian Parrot Project is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization committed to protecting and conserving the endangered parrots and cockatoos of Indonesia.
Our work includes:
- Conservation of some of the rarest species of cockatoos in the world;
- Provide alternate means of sustainable income to villagers in parrot-rich areas of Indonesia, who will in turn protect the birds from trapping. This program also turns ex-trappers into bird guides and porters;
- Direct provision of needed improvements to selected villages including schools, medical care, sanitation and capital improvements;
- Conducting an eco-tourism program to show villagers outside interest in their birds and bringing needed funds into the project areas;
- Projects to improve local pride of the villagers in “their” rare and beautiful avifauna;
- Funding of selected scientific studies, such as census or breeding analyses, resulting in published scientific data to help conserve the birds in the wild;
- Collaborate with targeted organizations in Indonesia, Spain, United Kingdom, and the U.S. to create successful programs for ecology, breeding and education.