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A Government department is continuing with a parakeet culling programme costing £50,000 a year, despite only catching one of the birds on the Isle of Dogs in the last 12 months.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is holding a monk parakeet "eradication exercise" as it believes the birds threatens other wildlife.

aa-jul7-parakeet3.jpgCampaigners trying to save a colony of monk parakeets on the Isle of Dogs are celebrating victory after Tower Hamlets Council agreed to stop all culling activity in the borough.

The Department for Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) had instigated a policy to remove the birds from Millwall Park and surrounding streets, claiming their large nests posed a threat to infrastucture.

parakeet1.jpgA rally against the culling of monk parakeets on the Isle of Dogs drew a "disappointing" crowd but organisers are determined to continue their campaign.

Around 35 people attended the rally in Millwall Park last Sunday to try and stop the cull of the birds by the Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra).

aa-jul7-parakeet3.jpgA protest rally against the culling of monk parakeets is set to take place on the Isle of Dogs with residents declaring they "mean business".

The rally in Millwall Park on September 18 comes as the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) plans to deploy marksmen to shoot the birds.

aa-jul7-parakeet3.jpgA battle has broken out over the controversial culling of monk parakeets on the Isle of Dogs.

Fourteen adult birds and a number of eggs were removed from Millwall Park last month, prompting Islanders to launch a campaign to stop the cull, claiming they are feathered friends not parrot pests.