International trading ban on wild African grey parrots
Wild African grey parrots have flown to the top of the protection pecking order after a ban was made on the international trade of the birds.
They have been given the highest level of protection after countries voted 95-35 in a secret poll at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Johannesburg on Sunday.
The convention's new "Appendix I" status outlaws international trade in a species, and the decision involving wild African greys has been hailed by conservationists.
WWF global wildlife policy manager Dr Colman O'Criodain... read more
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