The population of Psittacus erithacus has suffered a significant decline in recent decades, being considered "endangered" according to IUCN criteria. Intense deforestation in its natural habitat, together with the effects of illegal wildlife trafficking for the international pet trade, is causing a decline in populations throughout its distribution area. African grey parrots are also hunted for food and for use in traditional medicine in some areas. However, the extent of this population decline is unknown, as objective studies to assess the severity of the situation are lacking in much of their range, mainly in those areas considered still relatively unspoilt and well conserved.
Carry out an "in situ" evaluation of the state of the populations of Psittacus erithacus erithacus in the areas around the borders between Cameroon, Gabon and the Republic of Congo.
The project will be carried out by the following researchers:
- Pedro Romero-Vidal (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pedro-Romero-Vidal)
- José L Tella (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jose-Tella)
- Martina Carrete (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Martina-Carrete)