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An Oriental White-eye, the most numerous species found in Singapore's bird markets © _paVan / Generic CC 2.0

Songsters of Singapore an overview of the bird species in Singapore pet shops

An Oriental White-eye, the most numerous species found in Singapore's bird markets © _paVan / Generic CC 2.0

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Published 19th February 2017

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New study of Singapore’s bird markets highlights dangers of overharvesting as critical bird trade Summit gets underway

Singapore, 19th February 2017—A new TRAFFIC report has documented over 14,000 birds for sale in shops in Singapore over four days, 70% of them species non-native or formerly native to the country—a stark departure from patterns observed in other bird markets in the region.

Songsters of Singapore: An Overview of the Bird Species in Singapore Pet Shops

Report author(s):
James A. Eaton, Boyd T. C. Leupen, Kanitha Krishnasamy

Publication date:
February 2017