The project will establish a foundation for actions to address the overexploitation of Grey parrots through dismantling trade networks and addressing threats to key populations in Nigeria. Specifically, its objectives are to: Identify priority sites for Grey parrot conservation and threats to key populations . Provide up-to-date information for the analysis of KBAs, species Red List Assessments and strategy for species conservation, Identify the socio-economic dimensions of trade in Grey parrots, with particular emphasis on informing actions to disrupt illegal trade to remove threat of exploitation. Build capacity for the implementation of a conservation strategy for Grey parrots within Conservation Corridors and KBAs of the Lower Guinean Forests within the Guinean forests hotspot. This project will build a solid knowledge base and establishes capacity for the implementation and monitoring of conservation actions for this globally threatened species. Importantly it will also provide an early career conservationist from the region with an opportunity to gain field experience and work with conservation organizations.
Strategic Direction:3 Safeguard priority globally threatened species by identifying and addressing major threats and information gaps