Real conservation efforts focus on protecting wild species in their natural habitat. Experts say that import restrictions are perhaps the single most effective measure for improving the plight of endangered parrots, in addition to reducing or eliminating the demand for birds as “pets” (Wright et al. 2001). Replacing the demand for birds as “pets” with a demand for preserving birds in the wild will reduce inherent welfare problems associated with captivity while increasing the support of conservation efforts such as ecotourism that helps local people and protects wildlife by allowing people to see that birds are indeed more beautiful in the wild.
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