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La Palma
Fight against ring necked parakeet
The Environmental Protection Agency of La Palma is out to capture exotic birds which have escaped from captivity, especially the ring-necked parakeets on the island.


The parakeet feeds on fruit
The parakeet feeds on fruit

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20.12.2015 - The cotorra de Kramer, as it is called in Spain, is considered to be an intruder which seriously harms the native flora and fauna.  They are causing serious problems in agriculture, and in the conservation of bird species native to the island.  For this reason, the exotic bright-green birds which over the last few decades have escaped from private collections and have now formed their own populations in freedom, must now be captured.  In collaboration with the Spanish Ornithological Society, SEO/BirdLife, live traps are being constructed and laid, and employees of the Environmental Protection Agency are being educated about the lifestyle of these parakeets. 



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