The Conservation and Protection of Endangered Species (C.A.P.E.S) facility is a boutique parrot stud located 75km outside of Cape Town, on the beautiful Cape Peninsula, South Africa.
C.A.P.E.S.’ vision is to help ensure the conservation and preservation of rare and endangered African parrot species through captive breeding programmes based on sound scientific principles and professional management.
C.A.P.E.S.’ ultimate mission is to help curtail the international trade in rare and endangered wild-caught African parrot species, through raising awareness amongst bird-breeders and keepers, as well as the general public, and to help ensure the diversification of gene pools by making legal, captive-bred birds available to like-minded conservation facilities worldwide.
The Stud’s primary focus is the viable breeding of some of Africa’s most rare and critically endangered African parrot species. C.A.P.E.S’ flagship conservation breeding project is that of South Africa’s only endemic South African parrot, the True Cape Parrot (Poicephalus robustus robustus).
The endemic Cape Parrot is an IUCN red data-listed species (critically endangered). Together, we can save this green South African parrot from extinction. Learn more about the Cape Parrot and its plight by becoming a Facebook friend of C.A.P.E.S and follow us on Twitter.