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Laws & Regulations
Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992. This Act restricted the importation of Exotic Birds into the United States.  An approved List for Import was Cooperative Breeding Programs.

Avian Health Program - To guard against the risk of any future avian disease outbreak, CDFA and USDA formed the Avian Health Program. The program will consist of promoting disease recognition and prevention for backyard bird owners, hobby bird owners, and the commercial avian industry.
CITES - Information on the Convention in International Trade of Endangered Species.

Florida Transportation of Exotic Birds - All 50 states as well as Puerto Rico, Guam and U.S. Virginia Islands' policies regarding importation of birds. Includes updates on Exotic Newcastle Disease requirements.
Lacey Act - Digest of the Lacey Act regulating trade in birds.
State Vets - List of each States', plus Guam, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virginia Islands' official veterinarian including contact information. It is highly recommended that ALL State Veterinarians be contacted prior to shipment to or through their states for anyone in a state with a confirmed END outbreak.
CA Baby Bird Law Formerly known as AB 202, this law prohibits the sale of unweaned baby parrots by pet shops unless certain conditions are met. Furthermore, this law prevents the sale of ALL unweaned baby parrots by anyone at bird marts or swap meets. Anyone selling a baby parrot under the age of 1 year that was hand-fed at a bird mart or swap meet must provide written documentation of the bird's weight at the time

Aviculture, Conservation, & ZoologicalLoro Parque Fundacion- Saving wildlife and habitats.
International Government Agencies for Animal Trade
Wild Bird Conservation Act Exact text of the WBCA of 1992. The Final Rule adopted in 1999 allows for the importation of some wild-caught species under certain conditions.CITES - Information on the Convention in International Trade of Endangered Species.

Animal Welfare Act - Exact text of the Animal Welfare Act as well as the 2002 Farm Bill Amendment pertaining to birds. Also, Synopsis of the presentation made by Dr. Gipson of USDA at the 2002 American Federation of Aviculture convention.
Endangered Species Act - Digest of the Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973
C.I.T.E.S. - Convention for the International Trade in Endangered Species

U.S.F.W.S. - Wild Bird Conservation Act

U.S.D.A. - Importing Commercial Birds into the United States
USDA/APHIS Hist. - A history of the United States Department of Aviculture and USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service with respect to laws and regulations affecting birds.
Bird Smuggling - News release from US Fish & Wildlife Service on the trade in smuggled birds and what you can do to help stop it.

European Commission - Import Ban on Avian Influenza H5N1

Importing & Exporting Birds from Australia - Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act

Avian Publications
Aviculture Federation of America
Lexicon of Parrots - English/German

Parrots Magazine - United Kingdom

Australian Birdkeeper

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