Illegal Parrots Brought In to Mexico Each Year

Between 65,000 to 78,500 parrots were trafficked internally in Mexico in 2007, according to a report. 75 percent of the parrots traded, or between 50,000 to 60,000, died before reaching its destination.

Of the 22 identified parrots that were being illegally sold on the black market, 6 were endangered and 10 were considered threatened.

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