DNA sequence analysis to guide the release of blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna, Psittaciformes, Aves) from the illegal trade back into the wild

@article{Fernandes2012DNASA,
  title={DNA sequence analysis to guide the release of blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna, Psittaciformes, Aves) from the illegal trade back into the wild},
  author={Gislaine Aparecida Fernandes and Renato Caparroz},
  journal={Molecular Biology Reports},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={2757-2762}
}
The illegal wildlife trade is one of the major threats to Brazil’s biodiversity. Approximately 80 % of illegally captured animals are birds, and 4 % of those are parrots. Although many seized birds do not survive, those that are recovered may be returned to the wild. The release of seized individuals into the wild should be conducted with caution, as local populations may suffer adverse effects if genetically different individuals are introduced. In this study, we evaluated the genetic… 
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