Natura Benidorm we have taken in a group of 13 birds recovered by state
security forces in confiscation operations due to trafficking or illegal
possession of species. The transfer of these specimens, which have arrived in
custody to the zoo, has been carried out through the Foundation for the
Investigation of Ethology and Biodiversity (FIEB), located in Toledo.
case, we have received four senile parrots (Pionus senilis) and nine rainbow
lorises (Trichoglossus haematodus) with the aim of providing a new environment
for these animals endowed with the necessary conditions to guarantee an optimum
degree of well-being. In this way, they will increase the family of parrots in
the park, generating greater diversity in the area of the aviary and in the
area of Asia, where they will live from now on.
species are not particularly at risk of conservation, although their
populations have declined in recent years. The most important threats to which
they are subjected are the destruction of their habitat and the illegal
trafficking of species. In the case of loris, they are usually the object of
illicit trade due to their demand as pets. To avoid bad practices, trade in
this species is regulated by the CITES agreement.
parrots are American parrots that have a greenish plumage and a white crown. In
the wild they make numerous groups that can reach up to 50 . With an average
size, it is common for them to live in wooded areas or close to these enclaves
in Central America.
other hand, the rainbow lories with a smaller size than the senile parrots,
stand out for their striking plumage colouring. This species lives in wooded
areas, coastal scrub and forests with a high rate of rainfall in Southeast Asia
specialists of Terra Natura Benidorm incise on the impact of the serious
effects generated by the illegal trafficking of species in conservation, the
impact on animal populations and the need to raise awareness among the
population about the responsible acquisition of pets. The United Nations
estimates that 1.5 million birds are traded illegally each year.