Friday, March 30, 2007
Looks like Israel is considering making both a black list and a white list for species kept as pets. According to this article from Haaretz.com, hearings were held last month for the Israel Nature and National Parks Protection Authority to seek input from the public concerning which animal species should be allowed to be kept and sold (the white list), and which should be banned (the black list). While some of the species being considered for the black list are rare and in need of protection in the wild, the main reason for this effort is to prevent the further escape and establishment in Israel of such non-native species as the ring-necked parakeet (Psittacula krameri) and the Indian palm squirrel (Funambulus pennanti).
Labels: animals, Israel, pets
Interetsing approach. I wonder if it will successful?
I photographed what seems to be a Rose-ringed Parakeet in Tel Aviv the day before you posted this. Check it out!
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