Saturday, July 13, 2013

Orange-Bellied Parrot: Lisa Britzman

During July, Lisa Britzman's window display features her new work "Orange-Bellied Parrot" This new work which consist of Bowls, hanging pine cone bird catchers, brooches and necklaces was created to help raise awareness and funds for the Endangered Species Orange-Bellied Parrot.

This Bird is one of only two migratory parrots in the world. This small Tasmanian bird is critically endangered. Every spring the birds migrate to the Southwest of Tasmania from coastal Victoria & South Australia to breed. Last year 10 breeding pairs returned to Malaleuca and fledged 24 chicks. To help prevent extinction, captive bred populations have been established at Healesville in Victoria, the Adelaide Zoo and in Hobart. These captive bred birds are regularly released into the wild. A dedicated band of professional biologist assisted by a large group of volunteers continues the fight to save this beautiful bird from extinction. $10.00 of your purchase of an Orange-Bellied bird art piece will help contribute to keep these birds from extinction. Funds raised will go to support the captive release program in Tasmania. Current works for sale can be found in the window at the Off Centre Gallery In the Salamanca Arts centre in Hobart.  

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