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Smuggling of African Grey Parrots from Nigeria to Lebanon

SUBJECT: “Smuggling of African Grey Parrots from Nigeria to Lebanon”

SOURCE: Anonymous


COLLECTION DATE: August 21, 2014

ACTION: Shared with selected partners. In the difficult process to acquire more information.

TEXT (sanitised):

“(OMITTED) about the regular smuggling of African Grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus) from Nigeria to Lebanon, with the complicity of members of the Lebanese community living in Nigeria, such as travel agents, freight forwarders, employees of MEA (Middle Eastern Airlines) used to ship the birds. We did not receive any additional details. (OMITTED) an ongoing illegal trade from Cameroon. There is no CITES export quota for P. erithacus from Nigeria.”

ATTACHMENTS: text document of evidence and one picture from ebay listing (OMITTED)

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