Parrot Smuggling Alert

Would the anonymous North American who found this blog by googling ‘keas as pets’ please desist with such disrespect for these rare birds. Unfortunately, your kind are all too common. Illegal capture and trading of kea are one of four main causes for their decline over the last few decades. The other causes are habitat degradation, introduced mammal nest predation and human killings (shooting or poisoning).

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    Anonymous said,

    Don’t know about anyone else but I found it because your link was sent to me as a Google Alert – key word “Parrot”:

    Google Alert – parrot

    Parrot Smuggling Alert
    By Kea(Kea)
    Would the anonymous North American who found this blog by googling ‘keas as pets’ please desist with such disrespect for these rare birds. Unfortunately, your kind are all too common. Illegal capture and trading of kea are one of four …
    http://kea-monad.blogspot.com/2007/02/parrot-smuggling-alert.html
    Arcadian Functor
    http://kea-monad.blogspot.com/index.html

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    Kea said,

    Gee, interesting, anonymous. Well, the more publicity the better – I hope.

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    L. Riofrio said,

    So many iconic species are endangered or threatened that every little bit helps. In Australia the Koala suffers habitat degradation and the Tasmanian Devil is in severe danger from disease. The Hawaiian Nene bird is slowly coming back.


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