Protected areas only work if they include what threatened species need

The Tucuman Parrot (Amazona tucumana) is found only on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Bolivia and Argentina, in a region known as the Southern Yungas forest. In the 1980s, its population suffered a severe decline due to capture for the pet trade, and it has never recovered.

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Last updated on 13 September 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Brazil
Peru
Region: 
South & Central America & The Caribbean
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Illegal trade
Species: 
Amazona tucumana
Species group: 
Birds