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Keywords:

  • captive-breeding;
  • EEP;
  • genetic management;
  • in situ conservation;
  • Philippine cockatoo;
  • psittacine beak and feather disease;
  • research

The endemic Philippine cockatoo Cacatua haematuropygia is classified as Critically Endangered. In 1992 an in situ conservation programme was launched on Palawan island, the major stronghold of the species, and the education, law-enforcement and nest-protection schemes are described. An EEP (European Endangered Species Programme) was also established in 1992 to co-ordinate the breeding of Philippine cockatoos already maintained in captivity. The collection of ecological data through fieldwork, and research into disease and genetics are outlined.