First posted on 2016-04-27   The Secret Trade That Threatens Rare Birds 04/26/2016 03:46 pm ET By Laurel Neme Author and freelance journalist        The Uganda Wildlife Authority safeguarded these African gray parrots before releasing them into a national park. A new study reveals that Singapore has been a major conduit for the trade in…

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      By Laurel Neme Author and freelance journalist  The Uganda Wildlife Authority safeguarded these African gray parrots before releasing them into a national park. A new study reveals that Singapore has been a major conduit for the trade in birds, especially African greys. Photograph by Edward Echwalu, Reuters Singapore plays a key role as a…

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Inside the Secret Trade That Threatens Rare Birds Singapore is a major transit hub for trade in threatened birds, especially African grey parrots. By Laurel Neme PUBLISHED April 19, 2016 The Uganda Wildlife Authority safeguarded these African gray parrots before releasing them into a national park. A new study reveals that Singapore has been a major conduit…

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      Singapore is a major transit hub for trade in threatened birds, especially African grey parrots. By Laurel Neme PUBLISHED April 19, 2016 The Uganda Wildlife Authority safeguarded these African gray parrots before releasing them into a national park. A new study reveals that Singapore has been a major conduit for the trade in birds,…

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03/03/2016 Laurel Neme Freelance Journalist and Author Male Javan banded pitta by Doug Janson via Wikimedia Pittas are a birdwatcher’s prize. Called “jewels of the forest” for their glorious plumage, these shy, secretive birds are almost impossible to spot in the wild. But head to Indonesia’s massive wild bird markets, and they’re a common sight, according…

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      This Elusive Bird Isn’t Safe From Traffickers 03/03/2016 01:58 pm ET Laurel Neme Freelance Journalist and Author Male Javan banded pitta by Doug Janson via Wikimedia                       Pittas are a birdwatcher’s prize. Called “jewels of the forest” for their glorious plumage, these shy,…

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  Heartwarming story of rehabilitation of an injured bald eagle, named Beauty. Beauty was found around a garbage dump in Alaska with part of her beak shot off. With the help of an Idaho-based raptor specialist and a kinetic engineer, Beauty just recently received a prosthetic beak — the first-ever of its kind. Amazing! For…

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  Mexico’s illegal parrot trade has declined due to a number of innovative studies and policies. My article on this positive turn of events was just published in The Wildlife Professional.

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