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Wildlife Trade Influencing Natural Parrot Populations on a Biodiverse Indonesian Island

by 1,†, 1,†, 2,* and 2,3
1
Perkumpulan Konservasi Kakatua Indonesia (KKI), Perum Griya Gandasari Indah Kav. C/03, Gandasari, Cikarang Barat, Bekasi 17530, West Java, Indonesia
2
Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
3
Wildlife Messengers, Richmond, VA 23230, USA
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Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Authors contributed equally to the manuscript.
Academic Editors: José L. Tella, Guillermo Blanco and Martina Carrete
Diversity 2021, 13(10), 483; https://doi.org/10.3390/d13100483
Received: 9 August 2021 / Revised: 27 September 2021 / Accepted: 28 September 2021 / Published: 30 September 2021
Indonesia has been identified as the highest priority country for parrot conservation based on the number of species, endemics, and threats (trapping and smuggling). It is crucial to understand the current population status of parrots in the wild in relation to the illegal wildlife trade but the ecology and population dynamics of most parrot species in this region remain poorly understood. We conducted a parrot survey around an area of high biodiversity in the Manusela National Park, in Seram Island, Indonesia. We used a combination of fixed-radius point counts and fixed-width line transects to count multiple species of parrots. We recorded nearly 530 wild parrots from 10 species in and around Manusela National Park. The dominant parrot species were Eos bornea, Trichoglosus haematodus, and Geoffroyus geoffroyi. We applied the Savage selectivity index to evaluate poaching of parrot species in proportion to their abundance and which species had higher than expected poaching pressure. This study has important implications for the conservation status of endemic parrots (Cacatua moluccensis, Lorius domicella, and Eos semilarvata) and shows that parrots in the Manusela NP are largely threatened by poaching. View Full-Text
Keywords: parrots; conservation; ecology; wildlife trade; density; endemism; poaching; IUCN Red List; CITES parrots; conservation; ecology; wildlife trade; density; endemism; poaching; IUCN Red List; CITES
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Nandika, D.; Agustina, D.; Heinsohn, R.; Olah, G. Wildlife Trade Influencing Natural Parrot Populations on a Biodiverse Indonesian Island. Diversity 2021, 13, 483. https://doi.org/10.3390/d13100483

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Nandika D, Agustina D, Heinsohn R, Olah G. Wildlife Trade Influencing Natural Parrot Populations on a Biodiverse Indonesian Island. Diversity. 2021; 13(10):483. https://doi.org/10.3390/d13100483

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Nandika, Dudi, Dwi Agustina, Robert Heinsohn, and George Olah. 2021. "Wildlife Trade Influencing Natural Parrot Populations on a Biodiverse Indonesian Island" Diversity 13, no. 10: 483. https://doi.org/10.3390/d13100483

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