Residing exclusively on Dominica, the Imperial parrot is this Caribbean island’s national bird. It's also one of the most endangered in the world. Dominica’s exemplary conservation ethic has enabled both the Imperial, and more common Red-necked Amazon parrots, to survive while most islands’ parrots are dwindling. Catastrophic Hurricane Maria, however, has pushed these parrots to the brink.
The Rare Species Conservatory Foundation has been partnered with Dominica’s Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division for over 20 years, studying and protecting the parrots and helping establish protected areas for wildlife. The partnership is now launching a post-Hurricane Maria rapid wildlife assessment, to be followed by long-term monitoring and additional conservation actions.
Through collaboration with Dominica’s Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division, protected areas have been established for Dominica’s unique and diverse wildlife, especially the Imperial parrot. Our collective efforts benefit the Nature Island’s people and ecosystems alike, fostering a sustainable, conservation-minded society.
Find more information on this program on the Rare Species Conservatory website.