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The Macaw a bird endangered and the Macaw Conservation Project

Posted by Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel on May 19, 2018 9:35:00 AM

The idea of a trip to the Peruvian jungle attracts many people. The great diversity of fauna and flora, can be appreciated if we visit the Heath River Wildlife Center or the Manu Wildlife Center where we will find the macaws; a colorful birds with an incomparable personality that live only in the tropical jungles of South America.

You will be impressed with its crocks and shrieks that rumble through the jungle.

One of its habits is to gather in flocks of 10 to 30 members to go searching for food, fruits, plants and in some cases of humid land to neutralize the chemical substances of the fruits and to soothe the stomach. These unique birds are now endangered as for so long they were captured by the illegal trade. Some of the macaw’s species disappeared and those who survive are threatened.

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Although human predation is a factor that threatens there are other factors that put them in risk such as the environmental changes. In the breeding season, from all the families of macaws that manage to grab macaws nest, only 60% get to have babies, the rest are lost by predation of eggs and chicks, nest destruction by other families of macaws and most importantly: parents only feed one of the babies.

The destruction of the tropical forest, the habitat of the macaws, is another risk factor for this species, which is why several conservation groups have started many actions to protect them. The conservation work of macaws goes from their birth to the reintroduction to their habitat.

Our Macaw Conservation Project seeks to preserve the survival of the macaws at different stages. First, artificial nests are constructed in strategic places studied by biologists and volunteers. Then, during November and December the macaws nests are looked in the surrounding forests with the purpose of doing a follow-up, because as soon as the nestlings are born the weakest will be selected to move away from the nest and condition them in Styrofoam boxes to controlled temperature, in an area destined for this purpose in our Manu Wildlife Center Lodge.

To learn more of our macaw’s conservation project enter to the following link. Also we invite you to know more about these birds with our tour packages:

We wait for you so we can share this gratifying responsibility work with our natural environment and its ecological wealth’s.

We invite you to read our blog 8 Reasons to Book with InkaNatura Travel and learn about our conservation project and if you want tobe part of it booking a trip through us part of what you pay goes to conservation.

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Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel

Topics: Amazon, Conservation

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