More than 100 endangered parrots died while being illegally transported by an airline that had signed Prince William’s declaration on protecting wildlife, according to an animal charity investigation.
Turkish Airlines flew at least four consignments of African greys last year, including from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria to countries in Asia and the Middle East, World Animal Protection said. More than 60 were found dead on arrival in Kuwait in August and another 40 died the same month en route to Beirut, according to the charity.
African grey parrot populations have fallen by up to 80 per cent in the past 50 years, with millions poached to be sold as pets. They are lured to a sticky branch from which they cannot escape,…