Extinction in the dictionary is defined as "Complete Destruction or Annihilation". It has been estimated that many small bird species will become extinct in the very near future. 100 Species are likely to become extinct in the next 5-10 years. 200 Species are likely to become extinct in the next 50 years. 400 Species are likely to be extinct in the next 100 years. These figures just cover the small birds, so what of the others?
Farming techniques, population growth, hunting, habitat destruction and environmental disasters are all placing a heavy demand on our bird populations. Many species are all ready close to extinction. What will it take to bring them back to viable populations?
Both aviculture and pet ownership can play an active role in the conservation of many species if properly directed. The SCA has been established with the view to rescuing all species of Foreign Birds, that is any species that is not endemic to the British Isles.