Rainforest Expeditions is happy to have partnered with Pandemonium Aviaries in support of their Victoria Crown Affair Gala. We donated a trip to TRC to help them raise funds.
Pandemonium Aviaries is located on the Peninsula near Stanford University in California. To shield the endangered bird species from too much human interaction and disruption, we do not publish our exact location and are not open to the public. Our main mission is to preserve certain bird species until they can be returned to the native habitats. Most of the birds face extinction due to habitat loss, competition with new predators, and war.
We call our approach Avian Recovery for Conservation (ARC). The ARC Program is an innovative and forward thinking initiative dedicated to saving endangered birds and the rapidly disappearing knowledge necessary to sustain avian lives.
If there is a choice, saving birds in their natural habitat is the preferred method. What do you do, however, if conservation in their natural habitat is not possible? The endangered birds that are the current focus of the ARC are endemic to New Guinea. Conditions on this island currently do not support adequate bird conservation. Pandemonium Aviaries has developed an innovative program to save target New Guinea birds by conserving those New Guinea bird (and their offspring) that were once imported into the USA. Our program makes it possible for aviculturists to breed parent raised birds for conservation purposes, rather than to breed them for sale to the pet market. We purchase flocks of endangered birds, and allow breeders to retain their birds until the breeders retire or die. Then the birds come to us. Furthermore, by apprenticing young bird breeders to master breeders, we ensure that breeding expertise and knowledge is preserved along with flocks.
Our long term goal is return of our birds to the wild. At the cornerstone of ARC are partnerships with conservation groups who are experts in habitat protection, species reintroduction and avian health. We will protect birds and knowledge until it is safe to return them to the wild. At that point we will place the birds with our conservation partners since they have the expertise to complete the conservation program. We use established and proven conservation methods in a creative manner focusing on exotic birds currently in the USA. Our role is to preserve the birds, the knowledge and the art of bird keeping.
At the cornerstone of ARC are partnerships with conservation groups who are experts in habitat protection, species reintroduction and avian health. We will protect birds and knowledge until it is safe to return them to the wild. At that point we will place the birds with our conservation partners since they have the expertise to complete the conservation program.
ARC is a ten-year program. We have donated land, we have interested bird keeper/partners, we have the endorsement of major aviculture groups and leading scientists. Pandemonium Aviaries is poised for an immediate start once the funds are raised.
We can’t wait. The flocks and the knowledgeable ‘old time’ bird keepers are aging. The window of opportunity is shrinking.
Please contact info@PandemoniumAviaries.org if you can help.
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