Dear Parrots magazine,

Eco not Traffick

Well done for including a piece on the Indonesia Nine and highlighting what appalling things human beings can do to our wildlife.  I have been aware of this case and I have seen some of the pictures which were not published in this magazine of these birds in the bottles, which is quite horrifying.

How people can do this I just don’t know.  Like many of the problems in the world this is a hard one to crack as the people that carry out these appalling practices clearly do it for money as it is no doubt more lucrative than other sources of income.  In contrast, it is gratifying that in certain part of the world there are some great organisations that are encouraging eco-tours where the native populations can enjoy a better income than poaching and trafficking these poor creatures.  We need to encourage eco-tourism!

Joe MacKenzie, by email


Parrots Magazine is published by Imax Visual Ltd,
The Old Cart House, Applesham Farm, Coombes, West Sussex BN15 0RP UK

Telephone +44 (0)1273 464777
Fax +44 (0)1273 463999
© Parrots Magazine 2016

website by Hope and Creed