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Blue-throated Macaw Program

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  • Event: Blue-throated Macaw Project

World Parrot Trust

We champion conservation and welfare to protect parrots worldwide

Charity Registration No. 800944

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Since 2002, the focus of WPT's fieldwork has been to better understand the species’ ecology and to develop strategies to aid its long-term survival. The project is a complex conservation programme: it combines population surveys and searches for additional Blue-throated Macaw sites with components of habitat investigation, direct protection of wild nests and outreach with local and national groups.

Current and future efforts include:

  • Managing wild populations by monitoring breeding pairs, protecting nests and nestlings
  • Aiding breeding by installing artificial nest boxes
  • Conducting habitat surveys to determine use by birds
  • Determining wild bird movements using telemetry and satellite tracking
  • Conducting genetic analyses of captive and wild populations
  • Identifying and eliminating ongoing threats affecting the wild populations
  • Releasing captive raised birds into areas where extinction has occurred
  • Building a captive breeding program for the birds in Bolivia
  • Investigating habitat management and restoration techniques
  • Discouraging use of parrot feathers for traditional ceremonies

Progress: The project has made significant strides in discovering many of the factors limiting the species' recovery, and is implementing hands-on solutions to address them. The work will continue using conservation methods and criteria that have been determined over the decade to save endangered species of parrots.

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