SCIENTIFIC NAME:Amazona imperialis POPULATION: 250-350 individuals IUCN STATUS: Endangered TREND: Increasing HABITAT: Mountain forests on the island of Dominica
High in the remote mountain forests on the small Caribbean island of Dominica hides a national treasure: the Imperial Amazon, known to local people as the Sisserou. This striking purple-and-green parrot is Dominica’s national bird, found on its flag and coat of arms. It’s also the largest parrot in its genus, Amazona, with a wingspan of about 30 inches, and a bird that can reach very old age — up to 70 years in captivity — in the company of its lifelong mate.
More and more people within and outside of thetuna industryare finally realizing that their business depends on sustaining fish populations. To truly transform an industry riddled with ocean destruction and labor abuse,Thai Unionand its global brands likeChicken of the Seamust stand up and fight for real reform in the industry.
They must stop using poorly regulated and destructivefishing methods that needlessly killvulnerable marine wildlife. No one wants to buy tuna with a side of sea turtle or shark.
The situation of the Wood Thrush is dire, but 91 other bird species are much worse off. These are theAlliance for Zero Extinctionbird species of the Americas —those found only in a single site and surviving on the edge.