Global trade in wild African Grey Parrot banned, U.N. meeting rules



The United Nations has banned global trade in wild African Grey Parrots, prized for their ability to imitate human speech, to help counter a decline in numbers caused by trafficking and the loss of forests.
The highly coveted species was placed on the convention's "Appendix I", which prohibits any cross-border movement in the birds or their body parts for commercial purposes.
The decision, made when members of the U.N.'s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) held a secret ballot for the first time ever, came at a two week-long convention in Johannesburg.... read more

 
2 October 2016 in World News, Views: 45
Source: Reuters
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