Exotic birds are being “laundered” in Solomon Islands
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
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