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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Parrot Smuggling Alert

Would the anonymous North American who found this blog by googling 'keas as pets' please desist with such disrespect for these rare birds. Unfortunately, your kind are all too common. Illegal capture and trading of kea are one of four main causes for their decline over the last few decades. The other causes are habitat degradation, introduced mammal nest predation and human killings (shooting or poisoning).

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know about anyone else but I found it because your link was sent to me as a Google Alert - key word "Parrot":

Google Alert - parrot

Parrot Smuggling Alert
By Kea(Kea)
Would the anonymous North American who found this blog by googling 'keas as pets' please desist with such disrespect for these rare birds. Unfortunately, your kind are all too common. Illegal capture and trading of kea are one of four ...
http://kea-monad.blogspot.com/2007/02/parrot-smuggling-alert.html
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http://kea-monad.blogspot.com/index.html

February 24, 2007 3:40 PM  
Blogger Kea said...

Gee, interesting, anonymous. Well, the more publicity the better - I hope.

February 24, 2007 3:42 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

So many iconic species are endangered or threatened that every little bit helps. In Australia the Koala suffers habitat degradation and the Tasmanian Devil is in severe danger from disease. The Hawaiian Nene bird is slowly coming back.

February 24, 2007 4:53 PM  
Anonymous CindyYank said...

I googled Keas as pets tonight, assuming to be directed to a website about them (all I really know is they eat out sheeps'livers) and maybe a breeder here in the state of Washington, United States.
I'd never DREAM of acquiring ANY wild-caught bird, you jumped to some wild conclusions!

February 12, 2008 12:29 AM  

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