Counts conducted by Fondo Pro Naturaleza (PRONATURA) at the the The Humeadora Mountain National Park (PNMH) show that the populations of both the Hispaniolan parrot (Amazona ventralis) and the Hispaniolan parakeet (Psittacara chloroptera) are in sharp decline. Biodiversity specialist, Juan Llamacho reports that during the monitoring of the populations in this years nesting season only 40 pairs of the parrot could be observed compared to 300 pairs 2 decades ago.
Entries in Amazona ventralis - Hispaniola Parrots (3)
Santo Domingo.- Environment Ministry inspectors have seized more than 40 parrots in the last few weeks, which will be returned to the wild in the next days, after being confiscated from people trying to sell them.
SANTO DOMINGO.- The mating season of the Hispaniola parrots begins and they again face the same perils: poachers will sack hundreds of nests for the pets market, and many people will buy their chicks, heightening the bird’s endangered species status.