The black-cheeked lovebird (Agapornis nigrigenis) has total legal protection and trade has been reduced significantly. Its status has been downgraded from “Endangered” to “Vulnerable” (BirdLife International, 2000) although it may not have recovered its natural population density since heavy exploitation in the 1920s.
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