1992. 128 pp. Hardcover in As-New condition, with no dust jacket as issued. Corners are sharp. Very minor foxing on the top edge. David Alderton describes the precarious state of many parrots now threatened with extinction. Sadly, classification as 'endangered' renders them vulnerable to the illegal smuggling trade which causes suffering and more losses. But on a more hopeful note, he tells of projects around the world using captive breeding and hand rearing techniques and the enlistment of the support of local peoples which may prove the salvation of these species. B & W illustrations. Color photos.