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Tropical island parrot problem: Seychelles to kill green parrots to save the black ones


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LE JARDIN DU ROI, Seychelles — The green parrots that live on the tropical paradise of Seychelles fly into the bamboo stalks next to Micheleine Georges’ 150-year-old farmhouse at dusk. The birds are small and cute. They are also marked for death.

 

The eradication of the Indian ring-necked parakeet is the goal so that a Seychelles’ national bird — the black parrot — may live, those carrying out the EU-funded project say. The black parrot could be wiped out by a disease that the Indian ring-necked parrot carries.

 

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