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Liberate the parrots

We had the luck the meet the funders of this great project in Mexico. Working with liberating parrots to the wild. Nice to meet people that give you hope and inspiration!

Currently all of the 22 Mexican parrot species are on the IUCN red list!

Mexico has 22 species and subspecies of parrots, of which 10 are endemic to the country. According to statistics every parrot in a cage stands for four dead individuals during capture and transport. Capture and trade of parrots have been illegal in Mexico since 2008 but the keeping of these birds in captivity has tradition in Mexico. These long living and highly intelligent creatures are mostly kept in tiny cages without any possibility to express their natural behavior. This results in most cases in early death after a period of diseases and behavioral disturbances.

Worldwide parrots are facing extinction in the wild representing therefore the most endangered group within all bird species


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