Rio Brazos Audubon Society Meeting: The Parrot Trade in Peru

6:30 pm
Free and open to the public
Brazos Valley Natural History Museum

Illegal parrot trade is insidious in Peru and throughout much of Latin America. All 49 species of native parrots in Peru have been found for sale as pets in wildlife markets across the country. Elizabeth will share her experiences in Ecuador as president of an animal-welfare organization and working with wildlife authorities. She recently returned from Peru and will discuss the state of parrot trade and current regulation strategies. She will also present the consequences of the trade and potential conservation options.

Speaker:  Dr. Elizabeth Daut returned to academia to begin a doctoral program combining both social and biological sciences to evaluate important conservation questions in Latin America. She is investigating parrot trade in Peru, including the management of confiscated parrots and the risk of disease transmission through trade. Elizabeth has a BS in Biology from Virginia Tech and a veterinary degree from Cornell University.

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