In order that this source
of revenue should be maintained, Guyana signed the CITES (Convention
on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora
and Fauna) treaty in 1977.
Between 1993 and 1995 the practice was totally suspended in
order to put into place a way of supervising this important
Thanks to these precautions,
the biodiversity of Guyana, and the image of the Amerindian
family with its tame parrot, has a chance of surviving.