I’m getting a bit ahead of myself as I usually blog a trip in chronological order but this is more important. This happened in Antananarivo, Madagascar. When we were in the taxi going from the hotel to the airport, I noticed a bunch of cages on the street. We were on the opposite side of the road so I didn’t get a good look but having an 18 megapixel camera was enough to get the real scoop.
I can identify Grey-headed Lovebirds and Vasa Parrots in a few of the cages which would clearly be captured from the wild. One green bird I can’t identify appears to be dead (lying on its side on the floor).
THIS IS WHAT NEEDS TO STOP!
The World Parrot Trust has the experience to help these birds. Right now they are doing their annual campaign in which everyone’s donations are matched by an anonymous donor. So give $25 and it becomes $50, give $100 and it becomes $200 and so on.