Confirmed: Jamaican Parrot now protected under U.S. Endangered Species Act





The yellow-billed parrot which is only found in Jamaica is now protected under the United States Endangered Species Act.

On March 11, this was announced by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which stated that ongoing deforestation and fragmentation, including loss of suitable nesting trees, has led to a decline in the yellow-billed parrot’s range and population.

The bird is one of only two Amazonia species that is endemic to Jamaica and is found in forested limestone hills and the John Crow Mountains, Cockpit Country and Mount Diablo.



  
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Jannette Mccallum 20/03/2013 03:05:04
How comes? Even the common BIRD now belong to US? Come on people.
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Buneskie Madden 19/03/2013 14:57:35
So this is how the take over of Jamaica starts. Call me a paranoid idiot, pretty soon they will have government agencies being ran totally buy the US.
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Buneskie Madden 19/03/2013 14:57:35
So this is how the take over of Jamaica starts. Call me a paranoid idiot, pretty soon they will have government agencies being ran totally buy the US.
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