A set of Amazona Guildingii parrots will be returned to St. Vincent and the Grenadines from Germany next month.
According to a release, two male Amazona parrots that were born in Germany from parents that were delivered from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, will be flown home at the end of March.
The parents of the parrots were taken to Germany, under an agreement between the Government of SVG and The Association for the Conservation of Threatened Parrots (ACTP).
Senior Forestry Supervisor Cornelius Richards said that the 7-year relationship between the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Association for the Conservation of Threatened Parrots (ACTP) has evolved to the stage where the reciprocal transfer of birds can commence from Germany to St. Vincent.
The Amazona Guildingi is endemic to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and is the flagship species of this country, having been declared as the National Bird in 1979. The colors of the bird are depicted on the national flag, strengthening its image as an icon of Vincentian identity.