From the Washington Times:
By Jason Straziuso, Associated Press
The birds are small and cute. They also are marked for death.
A project funded by the European Union aims to eradicate the Indian ringneck parakeet so a Seychelles national bird – the black parrot – may live, according to those carrying out the program. The black parrot could be wiped out by a disease that the Indian ringneck parakeet carries.