Psittacine Smuggling and Potential Solutions for Exotic Animal Trade
An examination of the damaging effects of the trade in wild animals and birds.
” Wild parrot populations are threatened by smuggling and habitat destruction, both of which are economically driven. Local economic steps must be taken to ensure the survival of parrot species, as well as global steps to reduce the market for wild-caught parrots. Habitat protection, ecotourism, sustainable harvesting, and captive breeding may reduce the depletion of parrots from the wild while satisfying the pet trade.”