200 Confiscated Greys Released Back Into Wild

Uganda Wildlife Education Centre rehabilitates illegally trapped birds

Six months ago Ugandan wildlife officials confiscated over 130 Grey parrots on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The birds had been drugged with alcohol-laced sugarcane as a means of sedation. A second seizure of over 100 birds was discovered at a private farm at Kawuku along the Kampala- Entebbe highway. The birds, some of which died, were sent to the Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre, where staff cared for them. Officials believed the parrots were likely bound for Europe and Asia as part of the lucrative illegal wildlife trade.

complete article here at Flock Talk – World Parrot Trust monthly newsletter

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