12 Parrot species under review to be included as endangered species.
Posted: 12 August 2009 09:46 PM   [ Ignore ]
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http://www.oregonlive.com/pets/index.ss ... eview.html

I had read this article a few days back. I am kind of puzzled. I was under the impression that under the US- wild bird conservation act 1992 , no wild parrots can be legally imported into the USA , irrespective of how rare or common they are.

Then what is so special about this new amendment, since these 12 species are already protected. It is also true that captive bred specimens are legally allowed to be traded, even earlier.

I hope this means that captive bred specimens cannot be traded as pets but only traded for conservation purposes -i.e mostly to good zoos.

Can some one shed some light on this?