Thursday, November 8, 2012

illegal world trade in wild birds

My theme for today - learn something about the worldwide illegal bird trade (especially parrots). This is an immense conservation problem.  
"Wildlife trafficking is thought to be the third most valuable illicit commerce in the world, after drugs and weapons, worth an estimated $10 billion a year." (Smithsonian.org). 
Learn more at:  
http://www.traffic.org/
http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/sowb/casestudy/165
 http://www.abcbirds.org/newsandreports/stories/120801.html
 http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/parrots/html/illegal.html
 

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