Big increase in number of endangered parrot species in Dominica
The Jaco parrot.
(TDN) A leading conservationist is praising ongoing efforts in Dominica related to two endemic species the Jaco (Red necked Amazon) and Sisserou (Amazona imperialis) parrots.
Founder of the US-based Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, Dr. Paul Reillo says that there is a marked increase in the number of the parrots found on the Island.
Both the Jaco and the Sisserou parrots are only found on the island of Dominica. Their numbers were decimated by Hurricane David in 1979 and to a lesser extent by poaching