Even red list species are being exported under the claim that they are captive bred despite the lack of breeding facilities in the archipelago. Amazingly, CITES is actually getting on the case after the practice has been going on for only ten years…
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That is sad. We lived in Solomon Islands several years ago and I often saw pet birds being sold in the market, but that was just one or two at a time. Villagers sometimes would have a lorikeet attached by one leg to a strung wire. I also have an “accidental” photo of an escaped pet cockatoo attacking my toddler–what started as a friendly encounter on the veranda got a bit nasty and I had to push the bird off my baby’s head! Those were my pre-birding days, but think how big my life list would be if I had paid attention back then!