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The Hyacinth Macaw Project 1996-1997    by  Heather Bowles, DVM, DABVP (Avian)


 
                                                         10/13/04 - Neiva Guedes
These interventions were all developed by Neiva Guedes. With support from the University for the Development of the State and Region of the Pantanal, she created the Hyacinth Macaw Project in 1990. She taught herself to climb trees and began monitoring the macaws' nests and chicks.
Neiva found that the survival rate of hyacinth macaw chicks is generally low. Breeding pairs lay two eggs on average, but usually only one survives. The eggs and chicks are often taken by predators, and also, the second chick will not survive if it hatches more than four days after the first.

At the end of the 1980s, 27-year-old biology student Neiva Guedes was on tour in the Pantanal. Watching a flock of large, deep-blue macaws flying by, her professor said: "These hyacinth macaws are likely to become extinct during our lifetime."
The Hyacinth Macaw Makes a Comeback


  Neiva Maria Robaldo Guedes
PROJECT THAT DEVELOPS HYACINTH CHICKS


Saving the Baby Blues
The Hyacinth Macaw Conservation Team. Following a rainy, stormy night we found two hapless Hyacinth Macaw chicks drowning in their nest. This video documents how Parrots International and Projecto Arara Azul rescued the chicks, saved their nest, and allowed the parent Hyacinths to raise and fledge the chicks into the wild.

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Information booklet on the Projeto Arara Azul (Hyacinth Macaw Project) available to visitors to the Pousada Caiman  CLICK IMAGE
PRIMO IS 12 WEEKS OLD- BRED BY CHERANE PEFLEY
Copyright: Brenda PiperPHOTO copyright BRENDA PIPER-BRED BY CHERANE PEFLEY
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  Southern Cross Tours & Expeditions operates special tours for individuals and groups wishing to know about and/or to participate in the field works of the project


SAVE THE LEAR'S MACAWS
Quest of the Blue Throated Macaws by Donald Brightsmith
 HYACINTH MACAWS STUD BOOK    INFORMATION      
Read the statistics on the very low production rate for the Hyacinth Macaws.                                
Education of  the wild Hyacinthine Macaw                                        


Hyacinth Macaw Foundation


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Aviculture Microbiology Foundation,Inc.

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MACAWS ON THE ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST
Species
Year
placed
on
appndx
Extinct
Approx.
number
in wild
CITES
appndx
I
CITES
appndx
II
Hyacinthine (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)
1987
3,000
X
Green Winged (Ara Chloptera)
1981
300,000
X
Scarlet (Ara macao)
1985
300,000
X
Blue and Gold (Ara ararauna)
1981
500,000
X
Buffon (Ara ambigua)
1984
3,000
X
Military (Ara militaris)
1987
30,000
X
Cuban (Ara tricolor)
1981
X
0
Lear's (Anodorhynchus leari)
1981
500
X
Blue Throated (Ara glaucogularis)
1983
50
X
Red Fronted (Ara rubrogenys)
1983
300
X
Red Bellied (Ara manilata)
1981
N/A
X
Severe (Ara severa)
1981
N/A
X
Illiger (Ara maracana)
1989
5,000
X
Spix (Cyanopsitta spixii)
1975
0
X
Yellow Collar (Ara aurocollis)
1981
N/A
X
Noble (Diopsittaca nobilis cumansis)
1981
N/A
X
Hahns (Diopsittaca nobilis nobilis)
1981
N/A
X
Glaucous (Anodorhynchus glaucus)
1976
X
0
Coulons (Ara couloni)
1976
20,000
X
CITES - The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (over 100 countries comply with CITES rules).
Appendix I - Species endangered and trade is permitted only in exceptional circumstances.
Appendix II - Species which would become endangered unless trade is regulated.