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Hispaniola Parrot is an endangered species, sale is prohibited

Santo Domingo.- Dominican government agencies and foreign institutions on Thursday launched a campaign to protect the Hispaniola Parrot (Amazona ventralis), whose sale and destruction of its habitat have made it an endangered species.

The 46-second video ‘Buy a parrot, go to jail. Let them fly’ seeks to raise awareness and enforce Environment Law 64-00.

“It is vital to the protection, conservation and sustainable use of various ecosystems that make up the natural and cultural heritage of the Dominican nation and native species of flora and endemic and migratory wildlife, which are a fundamental part of them,” the law states.

The Environment Ministry, the US State Dept. and the Hispaniola Ornithological Conservation Society (SOH) figure among the institutions which signed the agreement.

Source: DT

Sep 16, 2016

Category: DR News |

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