Turquoise-fronted parrot flushed from nest in Paraguay

Endangered Species Smuggled to Europe in a Suitcase

On a recent parrot conservation trip to Paraguay, Dr. LoraKim Joyner confirmed the heavy toll of poaching to supply the international illegal wildlife trade in parrots. Traffickers design suitcases to incubate eggs and transport very young chicks, even before their eyes open.

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Illegal Parrot Trade Decreasing in Mexico

Illegal Parrot Trade Decreasing in Mexico

It’s so wonderful to highlight positive conservation news here, such as a recent report describing the decreasing illegal poaching of parrots in Mexico. Mexico has 19 species of endangered parrots, with trapping posing a great threat to their survival. Defenders of Wildlife wrote an extensive report in 2007, a year where approximately 65,000- 75,000 parrots were […]

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