Indian Parrot

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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    An Indian parrot hatchling is fed by hand in Dimapur after being caught in a forest by a local hunter and offered for sale in the north-eastern Indian state of Nagaland. Wildlife of all types is frequently hunted either for consumption or for sale to residents. Despite a ban since 1990-91 on trade in all India bird species, hundreds of parrots are collected and traded annually in India. They are taken from the wild and smuggled within India and to other countries. The bulk of the trade is in three to four week old chicks. STRDEL — AFP/Getty Images
     
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    Implementation of wild life protection act is lax in India.

    Not just in case in case of parrots but many species are being driven to extinction by rampant poaching.
    The poaching of endangered species are a cause of concern for GOI.

    In case of parrots more than consumption it's the trend of keeping them as pet has not gone out of fashion in rural India.
    Many villagers even might not be aware of the law forbidding them from keeping parrots as pets due to low awareness and non-implementation of law.

    More often than not these parrots are caged from early life loose their ability to fly.
    Then again they do have a long life of more than 25 years.

    As, govt. doesn't have dedicated facility to keep the confiscated birds raiding and confiscating is not an option.

    The way forward is to make people aware of the law and persuade them from keeping them as pets.

    Some success has been achieved in the case of Horn-bill birds in India
    Below is a article on the same.

    Hornbills' Artificial Beaks Saving The Birds From Extinction In India
     
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