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    Exotic birds are being “laundered” in Solomon Islands

    NewsBird NewsWednesday 18 July 2012
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    According to BBC, thousands of parrots, cockatoos and other exotic birds have been exported over the last 10 years into the global captive-bred bird trade.

    Though officials say there are no major captive breeding units in the islands.

    "Declaring exported birds as being captive-bred has all the hallmarks of a scam to get around international trade regulations," said Chris Shepherd, Traffic's deputy director for Southeast Asia.

    Source: BBC News – read more

    Photo by: Peter Tan

     

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