Parakeets Get the Shove in the UK

To: Birding-Aus Aus <>
Subject: Parakeets Get the Shove in the UK
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:53:16 +1000
The UK Dept of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has declared two species of Parakeet persona non grata. DEFRA has announced plans to remove the UK population of Monk Parakeet, by relocation, nest destruction or shooting. See

DEFRA has also declared open season on Rose-ringed Parakeet, removing their protected status and allowing landholders to shoot them without a licence. See &

It certainly is becoming less easy being green in the UK.


Carl Clifford


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