In House

Longo’s Aviaries Inc. plays an important role in the participation of conservation in Canadian aviculture. We strive to minimize our impact on the planet and are diligently working toward being efficient in our recycling programs.

Longo’s Aviaries recycles approximately 1 tonne of plastic & paper products annually; this saves the annual logging of 25 trees on average. Nearly all large parrot species rely on trees exceeding 18” in diameter which are ideal sizes to the logging companies annual harvests. To address the seriousness of these figures, the Buffon’s Macaw has less than 25 nest sites left in Costa Rica alone, just to enhance this into more perspective.

Logging companies and enterprises commonly select the trees that have been dead for several seasons already due to the higher content of fiber from the trees drying out. Advertently, these are the better selected trees for nesting sites for parrots. It has been estimated that 17 trees specified in diameter sized for paper harvesting equivalency of 1 cord of air dried wood 1.2 x 1.2 x 2.4m (4’ x 4’ x 8’ft) are required to produce 2,204 lbs. (1 tonne) of paper.

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