Parrot conservation and ecotourism in the Windward Islands

@article{Christian1996ParrotCA,
  title={Parrot conservation and ecotourism in the Windward Islands},
  author={C. S. Christian and T. Potts and G. Burnett and T. Lacher},
  journal={Journal of Biogeography},
  year={1996},
  volume={23},
  pages={387-393}
}
The genus Amazona is represented on three governments have begun to explore and foster linkages between conservation and other sectors of the economy. islands in the Windward Islands. Since Europeans first This article examines current parrot conservation eVorts in visited the region in the fifteenth century, at least three the Windward Islands and the linkages which are being parrot species have become extinct in the Windward Islands, fostered between tourism and other sectors of the economy… Expand

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