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Escaped pet parrots threaten New Zealand’s vulnerable native birds – why a ban is the best solution

By Margaret Stanley, Professor of Ecology, University of Auckland
Ellery McNaughton, Research Assistant, University of Auckland
Josie Galbraith, Curator Natural Sciences, Auckland War Memorial Museum
Rachel Fewster, Professor of Statistics, University of Auckland
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The pet trade has spurred a wave of bird imports, leading to escapes or even deliberate releases of exotic species into the wild. New research reveals the threat they now pose to native birds.The Conversation

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