CITES upgrades African Grey Parrots to Appendix I

African Grey Parrots

African Grey Parrots’ status was upgraded to “Appendix I”. In a meeting held in Johannesburg in September 2016, the U.N.s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) has banned the global trade in wild African Grey Parrots. The species is highly prized as pet for its ability to imitate human speech all over the

Read more…

Save The Hawaiian Bird Species

Oahu Elepaio

Oahu Elepaio (Chasiempis ibidis), an endangered bird type found only in Hawaii. 81 Hawaiian bird species are already extinct, however environmentalists say 82nd may disappear too, if action for their protection are not taken. Oahu Elepaio (Chasiempis ibidis) is a small bird weighting about 12 grams (1/2 oz). It has a dark brown crown and

Read more…