Building a network against cage bird trafficking in South AmericaNovember 18, 2022 by Bárbara Santana
Female Red Siskin in a cage. Photo by: Jhonathan Miranda.
Building a network against cage bird trafficking in South America: Together with Project ECHO, a distance collaboration model for medical, educational and now environmental conservation training at the University of New Mexico, American Bird Conservancy and Fundación Temaikèn of Argentina, we launched our first ECHO workshop, which was focused on reducing trafficking of cage birds on the continent. Twelve organizations from Venezuela and Argentina participated over three sessions, presenting case studies of commonly trafficked bird species. This exchange represents a first effort to create a regional network of practitioners working to understand and reduce illegal trade of wildlife.