Illegal Parrot Trade in Peru

in Environmental Threats

The Government of Peru allows 7 different species of parrots to be sold legally in wildlife markets within the country.

In a 2008 study, the report found 34 species of parrots being sold in the markets of Peru. Of the 34 identified, one was endangered and two were vulnerable to endangered status.

(Endangered animals sold on the black market.)

Source: Lynn Miao, “The Illegal Parrot Trade,” Audubon Magazine, July 28, 2011.

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