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Yellow-crested cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea © Martin Harvey / WWF

Solomon Islands:CITES-listed bird trade

Yellow-crested cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea © Martin Harvey / WWF

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Published 17th July 2012

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Solomon Islands at centre of “captive breeding” shenanigans

Singapore, 17th July 2012—Tens of thousands of wild birds exported from the Solomon Islands have been laundered into the global wildlife trade by declaring them as captive-bred, a new TRAFFIC study has found.

(Re)Export of CITES-Listed birds from the Solomon Islands

Report author(s):
Chris R. Shepherd, Carrie J. Stengel, Vincent Nijman

Publication date:
July 2012

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