FWS To Mull Endangerment Ruling For Parrots

Law360, New York (July 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Twelve parrot species native to the Caribbean, Indonesia and other tropical territories that are threatened by illegal international trafficking and habitat destruction may soon qualify for listing as “endangered” or “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The FWS announced plans to initiate a 12-month status review of the species, which include the blue-headed macaw, Philippine cockatoo and red-crowned parrot, on Tuesday in the Federal Register, saying a petition filed in January 2008 by an animal rights group sufficiently...
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