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WORLD PARROT TRUST USA INC

aka WPT, WPT-USA   |   Travelers Rest, SC   |  https://www.parrots.org

Mission

The World Parrot Trust is an international leader in science-based, results-oriented parrot conservation and welfare efforts. Our mission: - Restore and protect populations of wild parrots and their native habitats. - Promote awareness of the threats to all parrots - End the trade in wild-caught parrots and where possible, return parrots to the wild - Educate parrot caregivers and the general public about the care and well-being of companion parrots

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Dr. James Gilardi PhD

Main address

PO Box 985

Travelers Rest, SC 29690 USA

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EIN

62-1561595

NTEE code info

Protection of Endangered Species (D31)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We seek a future in which the world's parrots have the necessary and ongoing protection from human and environmental threats to persist and thrive in the wild, and receive the care they deserve from compassionate caregivers in order to flourish in captivity.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Our major operating programs include: field conservation projects on numerous parrot species to increase knowledge of their basic biology; educational initiatives in both parrot range countries and abroad to increase awareness of the plight of parrots and plans for action; parrot welfare projects focusing on both the welfare of birds already in captivity and also on the elimination of the international trade in wild parrots (and other birds) which leads to significant mortality, damage to wild population and suffering of individual birds.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Parrots are some of the most charismatic, adaptable and intelligent of all animals, and people love them. Like people, many live in complex social structures, mate for life, and live for lifespans equal to or exceeding our own. We identify with them, admire their beauty and diversity.

Our admiration of parrots comes at a price: thousands are trapped every year for the pet trade, with more than half dying before export from their range countries. This and habitat loss are the main reasons parrots are the most endangered group of birds on earth, with nearly 1-in-3 species currently at risk of extinction in the wild.

Their popularity means that millions are kept as companions. Some enjoy long, rich and fulfilling lives receiving optimal care from well-informed, compassionate caregivers. Others will suffer from a lack of understanding of their needs and live short, miserable lives.

Therefore, our focus is:
Saving wild parrots from extinction and ensuring optimal care for companion parrots.

Since its founding in 1989, WPT has led conservation and welfare projects in 43 countries for more than 80 species of parrot, focusing its efforts on the deployment of immediate and long-term conservation strategies built on established scientific principals, encouraging bird welfare advocacy and facilitating conservation education initiatives.

Our activities include: conducting field research on little known species; supporting the rehabilitation, release and reintroduction of threatened and endangered species; working to end the trade in wild caught parrots; encouraging the purchase of critical habitat areas; promoting ecotourism; and advocating for better welfare and care of captive parrots. To achieve these goals the WPT works with regional branches, local and international partners including individuals, organizations, landowners, government representatives and indigenous populations.

The World Parrot Trust (WPT) has brought together global wildlife conservation and welfare specialists to direct and put into action effective programs to protect parrots. Our approach is rooted in science, decades of first hand experience in the field, and a deep knowledge of companion parrot husbandry and care.

For wild parrots...
WPT moves quickly to address urgent threats facing parrots, and brings about meaningful, long-term change for parrots using multiple approaches with in-country organisations. Efforts include groundbreaking field research, hands-on conservation programs, habitat protection, education and awareness programs, lobbying for better protections for parrots, and supporting the rescue, rehabilitation and release of parrots caught in illegal trade.

For companion parrots...
To support companion parrot caregivers WPT provides information on proper care through print-based, multimedia and online resources, reaching hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts each year. WPT also encourages the adoption and re-homing of parrots from sanctuaries, to help alleviate the problem of overcrowding in these rescue facilities.

The World Parrot Trust employs a diverse staff of experts in the fields of biology, welfare communications, and managing non-profits. Learn more about our staff at: https://www.parrots.org/people-and-partners/staff

For more than 30 years the World Parrot Trust has been striving to save parrots. Our work is diverse and covering a range of issues in the areas of conservation, education, welfare and trade of wild caught birds. Learn more about our past success at: https://www.parrots.org/projects

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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WORLD PARROT TRUST USA INC

Board of directors
as of 07/13/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Alison Hayles

No Affiliation

Steve Martin

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David Woolcock

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Nick Reynolds

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Audrey Reynolds

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Ruud Vonk

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Cristiana Senni

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Joe Davenport

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/21/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/07/2022

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.