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Dr. Roger Wilkinson

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Vice President

Local Address:  United Kingdom
The Avicultural Society
Sheraton Lodge Station Road
Southminster , Essex CM0 7EW
United Kingdom

Company Description: The Avicultural Society promotes the study of, and best practices in, keeping non-domesticated birds in captivity, publishing four 48-page issues of the AVICULTURAL...   more

Employment History

  • Council Member
    The Avicultural Society
  • Head of Field Programmes and Research
    North of England Zoological Society
  • Head of Field Conservation and Research
    North of England Zoological Society
  • Head of Conservation and Science
    North of England Zoological Society
  • Vice President
    West African Ornithological Society
  • Head of Field Conservation and Research
    Chester Zoo
  • Head of Conservation and Science
    Chester Zoo
  • Curator of Birds
    Chester Zoo
  • Curator
  • World Parrot Trust

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • PhD
    Southampton University
  • BSc , Zoology
    Southampton University
47 Total References
Web References
By Roger Wilkinson
Wilkinson, R. 2005. The Mauritius Wildlife Foundation echo parakeet programme and zoo conservation support. In: Hiddinga, B. (ed.) Proceedings of the EAZA Conference 2004, Kolmarden, pp.200-202. EAZA Executive Office, Amsterdam.
Dr Roger Wilkinson is Head of Science and Conservation, Chester Zoo, Upton-by-Chester, Chester CH2 lLH, UK. Roger is an Avicultural Society Vice President.
Roger ..., 13 Mar 2007 [cached]
Roger WilkinsonWPT > General > Scientific Committee > Roger Wilkinson
Dr. Roger Wilkinson
Roger WilkinsonHead of Conservation Science and at Chester Zoo, Roger Wilkinson was Curator of Birds there between 1983 and 1999 and until recently General Curator Higher Vertebrates and Research.He now oversees Chester Zoo's increasing commitment to Conservation and Research programmes.
He has a special interest in developing overseas conservation links and in managing budget-supporting conservation and research programmes linked to the zoo.
Chairman of the EAZA Parrot TAG (taxon advisory group) since its inception in 1992, he is also the EEP Species Co-ordinator for the Palm Cockatoo and ESB studbook keeper for the Blue-eyed Cockatoo.He participates in a wide range of zoo breeding programmes for birds and publishes widely on avicultural matters.A council member of the Avicultural Society, he is a regular contributor to the Avicultural Magazine.His positions include Secretary of the West African Ornithological Society, member of the IUCN Pheasant Specialist Group, and co-chair of the EAZA Hornbill TAG.He came into birds through aviculture; he kept and bred Australian parakeets and joined the Parrot Society in its inaugural year.
Previously Roger was Senior Lecturer in Department of Biology Sciences at Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria and is an Honorary Research Fellow of Keele University.He has a BSc in Zoology and a PhD from Southampton University.With considerable field experience, he has written papers for scientific publications in ornithology, bird behaviour and ecology.
Roger enjoys seeing birds in the wild, in the UK and abroad and has seen more than 100 parrot species in the wild.In 2001 he achieved his ambition of seeing wild Palm Cockatoos and Blue-eyed Cockatoos while on a birding trip to Papua New Guinea.
Welcome to the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF) - About Us - Board of Directors, 5 Aug 2014 [cached]
Dr Roger Wilkinson Head of Field Programmes and Research, North of England Zoological Society
By Roger Wilkinson, Simon Dowell and Dai Bo
Roger Wilkinson and Simon Dowell made visits in early August 2002, May 2004 and in May 2005, accompanied by Dai Bo who manages the programme in Sichuan (Dowell & Wilkinson, 2004, 2005).
Dowell, S. and Wilkinson, R. 2004.
Dowell, S. and Wilkinson, R. 2005.
Wilkinson, R, Gardner, L., He Fen-qi and Wirth, R. 2004. A highly threatened bird - Chinese Yellow-throated Laughingthushes in China and in Zoos. International Zoo News Vol.51/8 (No.337):456-469.
Dr Roger Wilkinson is Head of Conservation & Science, North of England Zoological Society, Chester Zoo, Chester CH2 lLH, UK.
WHO WE ARE, 30 Nov 2012 [cached]
Roger Wilkinson Head of Field Conservation and Research
Roger joined Chester Zoo in 1983 as Curator of Birds and later became Curator of Higher Vertebrates and Research before taking on his current role. His interests are in Conservation Biology, Animal Behaviour, Ecology and Ornithology. He is a Council Member of the Mauritius Wildlife Foundation and Vice President of the West African Ornithological Society. He is a member of the EAZA Conservation Committee and BIAZA Field Conservation Committee and chairs the EAZA Parrot TAG, and co-chairs the EAZA Hornbill TAG.
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