7 Ways to Reduce Your Impact on Endangered Wildlife while Traveling in Belize and Other Countries
December 14th, 2009 |

Parrot poaching is a big deal. Especially for the Yellow-headed Amazon parrot (Amazona oratrix), a gorgeous species under serious threat of extinction in the world. Its numbers plummeted from 70,000 to 7,000 in the last two decades. Human encroachment on natural habitat fuels nest-robbing for an illegal pet trade. In Belize, some poached birds are sold on the international market, while others end up in homes or in businesses who want to add “color” to attract tourists.
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