Wild-bird trade and exotic invasions: A new link of conservation concern?

@inproceedings{Carrete2008WildbirdTA,
  title={Wild-bird trade and exotic invasions: A new link of conservation concern?},
  author={Martina Carrete and Jos{\'e} Luis Tella},
  year={2008}
}
  • Martina Carrete, José Luis Tella
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Exotic invasions are viewed as a major threat to global biodiversity, but predicting potential invaders is still a difficult task. Here, we highlight a hitherto unnoticed link between the increasing demand for pet birds in developed countries and avian invasions. Paradoxically, it is not the most common caged bird species that seem to be the most successful invaders, but those that are caught in the wild and traded on the pet market. Captive-bred species appear to have lost their ability to… CONTINUE READING

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