The African Grey Parrot – a highly intelligent bird that is popular as a pet – has been eliminated from much of its west African range and the largest populations are now only found in central Africa. In the fall of 2016, delegates from around the globe met for the world’s leading forum to debate and discuss issues related to international wildlife trade – the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES. Parties considered a proposal to transfer the African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus) from Appendix II to Appendix I, effectively banning international commercial trade in the species.

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    15 replies to "African Grey Parrot: Species in Decline (English)"

    • Rahul Dhamecha

      It's hard for me to watch They are treating like toys. Illegal trade must be banned for survival of parrots else it will be on history only, If government will not be taken care of them.

    • amber arbab

      I have this parrot , male

    • Archie - #lgbtpride

      How can we support the protection of these birds?

    • Joshua Ervin

      They sell for 3,000-5,000 each in the US

    • Rotem Shoshani


    • Joshua Ervin

      They cost around 5000 in the US. a lot of money to me made.

    • Texas longhorn

      To sad to do this to a such beautiful birds💔.. Humans are the worst predators for all living creatures

    • abdulmohsin bakhsh

      Its humans that should be pushed to the brink of extinction.

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    • Hitori_chrome Chan

      My uncles friend goes and rescues the African greys

    • Marius Travell

      Its so sad- they are such a pretty birds with beautiful sounds

    • Pokejerk360

      if these go extinct i swear

    • EdugeBDroN

      I know they are gorgeous but please don't buy them

    • Kennedy Tank

      This video make me happi

    • Bashkir

      My Aunt owns an African grey parrot, she saved it from a terrible condition in a Spanish zoo (even tough we are from Sardinia Italy).
      He was about to die and my dad and her saved it, he is not capable of flying. I have been grown up seeing that parrot in the house.
      Seeing African Gray parrots in the wild is something that somewhat touches me, I hope they won't extinct…

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