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An application from Argentina to export parrots as pets to the United States has sent feathers flying among ecologists, some of whom say it would deplete populations in the wild.

If the application is accepted, Argentina will become the first country to export wild birds for the US pet trade since a tough law on imports was enacted in 1992 to prevent species being wiped out by commercial trappers.

Link to full article in Nature

Reference: Nature 427,4 (2004)

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