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Saving the Rarest Cockatoo in the World: The Indonesian Abbotti Cockatoo is on the brink of extinction. Only twenty birds left in the world on a small island deep in the Java Sea. The birds are faced with loss of habitat and trapping for the pet trade. Tax ID 33-0861489


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.