Wildlife officials in Uganda found over 200 African Grey Parrots that were being held illegally in warehouses. Security officials believe that the parrots were in the process of being sold by smugglers. The sale of African grey parrots to customers in Europe, North America and Eat Asia have caused officials in Uganda to worry about the rise in wildlife trafficking.
According to security officials, an African grey parrot price on the black market is usually around $2,000.
Source: AFP, “Uganda frees smuggled parrots back into the wild,” Google News, July 28, 2011.