Members of the National Guard secured a green macaw specimen that was illegally transported in a wooden box coming from Guadalajara, Jalisco.
The incident was registered at the international airport Manuel Crescencio Rejón of this city, and the bird was sent using the services of a courier and parcel company with an office in that air terminal.
In a statement, the Secretariat of Public Safety and Protection reported that the events occurred in the area of discharge; place where national guards agents heard noises coming from a wooden box with holes on it; reason why they decided to inspect the box.
When they opened the box, they observed that it was a green bird and when verifying the documentation, they found several inconsistencies.
The National Guard immediately reported the finding to personnel of the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa); who reviewed the specimen and determined that it is a “Guacamaya Verde” green macaw (Ara Militaris), an endangered species subject to special protection, in accordance with the official norm NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010.
The Yucatan Times
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