ProFauna Parrots Campaign (12.11.2008 — 06:21:43)
Together with Local Communities, ProFauna Campaigns on Parrot Protection in Manokwari, West Papua
ProFauna’s parrots campaign in Papua.
Thousands of parrots are caught from the wild in Papua and North Maluku to supply domestic and international illegal wildlife trade. This trade is valued at over 1 million USD. ProFauna‘s campaigns engage local people in the hope of raising their awareness.
(live-PR.com) – Thousands of parrots are caught from the wild in Papua and North Maluku to supply domestic and international illegal wildlife trade. In the 2001-2002 Flying without Wings report, the Indonesian wildlife protection NGO, ProFauna Indonesia (www.profauna.org), revealed evidence that an average of 15,000 parrots were caught from the wild to supply the pet markets. Among the
parrots poached from the wild in West Papua are black-capped Lories (Lorius lorry), sulphur-crested Cockatoos (Cacatua galerita), Eclectus parrots (Eclectus roratus), and rainbow Lorikeets (Trichoglosus haematodus). Read the rest of this entry »