The Illegal Parrot Pet Trade in Mexico

  • Rosa Maria Cajiga Animal Law Section of the Florida Bar (USA)


The illegal traffic of wildlife is one of the major enemies of biodiversity. Unfortunately, Mexico is an important part of the wildlife trafficking network, with the illicit market for the sale of wild animals being one of the most severe problems that face the country's wild animal species. This article explains the complexity of the illegal parrot pet trade in Mexico, where wildlife trade goes beyond buyers and sellers, it involves a whole network of people making illegal transactions that occur under the radar of law enforncement, making it as difficult to eradicate as other forms of organized crime.   

How to Cite
CAJIGA, Rosa Maria. The Illegal Parrot Pet Trade in Mexico. Global Journal of Animal Law, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 1, mar. 2022. ISSN 2341-8168. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 01 dec. 2023.