SAVING THE GREEN AVADAVAT
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We are finch breeders dedicated to saving the Green Avadavat
finch from extinction both here in Australian Aviaries and
in their native environment.
The species Amandava Formosa known commonly as the Green Avadavat
is a small Estrildidae from provinces in Northern India. Categorised
in the 1990s by CITES (Convention on International Trade in
Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), the decline in
both wild and captive bred populations necessitate urgent remedial
action, if we are to save this lovely little bird. Latest data
lists fewer than 100 birds in Australian aviaries. Worldwide
the picture is not much better. The genetic integrity of the
captive bloodlines in Australian aviaries has deteriorated
as a result of the low numbers of birds and the inability of
breeders to import stock from abroad due to Federal Government
It is envisaged that through this programme, supported by
The Queensland Finch Society Incorporated, a dedicated group
of breeders will communicate, exchange genetic bloodstock,
formulate strategies for future development and breeding and
maintain a stud book and/or establish a central data bank.
Click on the link to Join the group.