Indonesian Parrot Project

& Konservasi Kakatua Indonesia

In Situ Field Work


Reduce the trapping, smuggling, transport, and sale of wild cockatoos: This involves collaboration with both governmental and non-governmental organizations in order to monitor the trade and collect samples from confiscated birds for genetic and disease testing. Rehabilitate confiscated cockatoos and other psittacines confiscated by authorities from smugglers. In selected cases, release these cockatoos back to the wild of their homeland.


Scientific Studies: Carry out relevant scientific studies (such as genetic studies; census or breeding analyses; observation of nest behavior; analyses of food requirements) necessary for care of the cockatoos. These should result in published, peer-reviewed scientific data useful to help others to conserve these birds. Such studies offer avenues for collaboration with other scientists.


Ecologic Studies: Obtain needed information about the local ecology of the cockatoos and parrots which will be transmitted through publications, our newsletter and our website.

Our mission is to help conserve Indonesian cockatoos and parrots which are endangered in the wild, through actions both in the field (in situ) as well as those ‘at home’ (ex situ).


The work includes reducing the trapping, smuggling, transport, and sale of wild cockatoos with collaboration with both governmental and other non-governmental organizations, the rehabilitation of cockatoos and other psittacines confiscated by authorities from smugglers and in selected cases, release these birds back to the wild of their homeland.

The Mission


Ex Situ Work


C-A-P (Conservation-Awareness-Pride Program): Designed to teach children of various ages about their own cockatoos and parrots; why they are important and should be conserved; and build pride in them.


Economic Development for the local residents: Provide alternate means of sustainable income to villagers, who in turn will protect the cockatoos from trapping. These include:

Hire of forest wardens to find and follow up over time (from blinds or safe distances) the presence of active nests.

Support women’s cooperatives, which in turn will earn profit (and pride) through the local making of arts and crafts, and organic farming, and harvesting of mangrove

Hire local guides, porters and have our guests stay in the homes in the local community bringing revenue to the people and the village through our ecotourism program


Avian Resource: Serve as a general source of information concerning Indonesian cockatoos and their conservation, and related topics.