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Hyacynth Macaw

But also due to their beauty, parrots are very popular cage birds, and are trapped and caught for trade. Young are removed from the nest to keep in captivity for the pleasure of humans. People don’t realize the damage and consequences caused by their passion for these species. Parakeets, parrots, lorikeets, amazons and others, attract with their beautiful plumage, their comical expressions and their almost human countenance.

From only talking about it, the wonderful Hyacinth Macaw is killed for its feathers, used for making hats for tourists in Brazil! Ten Hyacinth Macaws are necessary for only one hat… The abuses are uncountable, and in spite of protection, illegal trade is going on and this species is now endangered.
But Loro Parque Foundation’s action is beginning to bear fruit. The trade in parrots is gradually including more birds reared in captivity, reducing trapping and direct impact on wild species. The Loro Parque Foundation uses the resources from sales of captive bred-parrots for financing action in the field, for preservation and conservation of habitats, and of course, of their inhabitants. When only one species is saved, its environment and the others inhabitants are saved too.

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