KINGSTON, Jamaica – The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is warning people who may be seeking to purchase pets as gifts for the Christmas season to be careful not to buy protected species.
Entries in Amazona agilis - Black-billed Parrot (5)
KINGSTON, March 12, 2012 (IPS) - News of Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo's newest attraction shocked Jamaican authorities. The unlikely stars: a flock of 45 endangered Jamaican Amazon parrots, hatched from eggs smuggled out of the island in rum-cake boxes.
Confirmation being sought to verify species and numbers
THE Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA) and the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) are taking steps to request the return of endemic Jamaican parrots being housed at the Schoenbrunn Zoo, Vienna, Austria.
Austrians bust international trade in endangered species
VIENNA, Austria — The star attraction at the Vienna Zoo these days are a flock of rare Jamaican parrots smuggled out of the island as eggs by two Slovak nationals who were intercepted at the airport in this Austrian capital.