Mission pankh holds its foundation from 1990s, when Laxmi Shah, mother of Dharmendra Shah began this unnamed mission. Influenced by the thoughts of the mother in childhood, Dharmendra Shah of Bhopal, who is running this noble work named as Mission Pankh, believes that God has created each and every creature for a specific purpose and whatever the work of the creature, it looks beautiful while doing the same. Moving forward with these ideas, he has so far released more than 20 thousand birds from the cage.
In India, they are listed in Schedule IV Entry 50 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Therefore they are protected and cannot be trapped, kept in captivity or sold. The punishment for such offences is imprisonment up to three years or a fine of ₹25,000 or both. Yet, the illegal trade of parakeets is very commonplace in the country. To put a stop to these cruel, illegal trades, the demand needs to stop. And, this can only happen by raising awareness. Even today, people are unaware that it is illegal to keep birds like parakeets as pets.
Mission Pankh has prominently worked to rescue the ALEXANDRINE PARAKEET WITH BINOMIAL NAME (PSITTACULA EUPATRIA) which is generally domesticated in Bhopal and Widespread throughout India, the Alexandrine Parakeet is further divided into five subspecies. The parakeet can occupy a range of habitats like forests, deserts, shrublands and cultivated areas. Although they mainly nest in tree cavities, they are also known to build nests within buildings when present in urban areas. Alexandrine Parakeets feed on seeds, flowers, fruits, vegetables and buds.
Its IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (Population decreasing).
TRAITS OF PARROTS
a. Parrots are fond of food and they are naturally Vegetarian.
b. Parrots are completely Non Violent in nature, they form nests in trees in general.
c. Parrots can speak well, with the span of time they are able communicate with humans.
d. Parrots often name its children like we humans.
e. Average Age of Alexandrine parrot is 40 to 45 years .