Sunday, January 11, 2009

unsustainable losses of wild parrots for illegal pet trade

Each year, wild parrots are smuggled from countries where they are captured and sold in the illegal pet trade. It is estimated that 40% of the captured birds die during shipment. Please consider writing a letter of support for ProFauna Indonesia, and to the Indonesian Government, regarding this situation. Read more here and the full report, here.


Worldwide, the illegal sale of parrots, cockatoos, macaws, and other wild birds continues. Read more at the website of the World Parrot Trust.

See a photo of the spectacular Eclectus Parrot here.

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