Aussie scientists taking down the international illegal parrot trade

Emily Anderson
April 22 2024 - 7:30am
Dr George Olah is the chief investigator in a new research project led by ANU into creating a genetic database for parrots. Picture supplied
Dr George Olah is the chief investigator in a new research project led by ANU into creating a genetic database for parrots. Picture supplied

A colourful scarlet macaw may sell for a few dollars in Mexico, but smuggle it across the US border and the bird could sell for $8,000.

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Emily Anderson

Emily is a reporter for The Daily Advertiser in the Riverina, NSW. Originally from Sydney, Emily has previously worked across Western Sydney and Regional NSW. Making the move to Wagga in February 2024, she is excited to learn the ins and outs of the Riverina. Got a story? Flick an email to emily.anderson@austcommunitymedia.com.au Follow on insta @emilywyanderson