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Eight red macaws found in illegal posession

Quintana Roo – The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (Profepa) temporarily suspended the activities of Unidad de Manejo para la Conservación de la Vida Silvestre (Management Unit for the Conservation of Wildlife) in the southern part of Quintana Roo, for illegally possessing red macaw birds.

Profepa officials secured the safety of eight red macaws that they say, were not in legal possession of the wildlife management unit. In a report, Profepa also noted that upon inspection, not only did the unit lack the proper permits, they also failed to submit the annual reports corresponding to the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat).

As a security measure, they decided to impose a total temporary suspension of activities of the Conservation Management Unit and the precautionary assurance of the eight specimens of red macaws, a species that is listed in the category of endangered in accordance with Mexican Official Standard and in Appendix I of the International Convention on Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).