Kolkata: It certainly was a prize catch when the Border Security Force thwarted a attempt to smuggle rare African grey parrots worth several lakhs of Rupees in North 24 Paganas district of West Bengal from neighbouring Bangladesh.
Endangered swift parrot breeding grounds threatened after departmental anti-logging advice ignored, environmentalists claim
Officers assigned to the Bagaces cantonal precinct of the Guanacaste province rescued four baby parrots, which were in danger of suffocation. According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Public Security (Spanish initials: MSP) the baby birds were being peddled by a suspect who has a history of trafficking in exotic species.
Twenty-three new parakeets have bolstered a Canterbury population of the rare birds.