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Animal Scene - 2021-09-01

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RED FLAG

COVER STORY

In 1992, the US and European Union banned the trade for Sun Conures. Because of rampant capture and trading, the population of Sun Conures continues to dwindle as roughly 800,000 parrots, including Sun Conures, are taken from the wild. As of 2008, they are labeled as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Hunting for domestic breeding remains the strongest threat to their decreasing population in the wild.

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