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Lear's Macaw Project

A project of WORLD PARROT TRUST USA INC

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We are dedicated to saving these birds from extinction. Please help us today!

Rare macaw's world population at 750

The Lear's Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari) is listed by the IUCN Red List as endangered in the wild. New discoveries of other populations and understanding reproductive habits have brought the current total to around several hundred birds and growing. Recently in 2010 and 2011 the Trust has been aiding biologist Erica Pacifico' work in Lear's reproductive biology at the species' second largest roosting and breeding ground at Canuduos Biological Station in Minas Gerais, Brazil. This work will focus on:

  • details of egg laying
  • numbers of fertile eggs
  • hatching success of each clutch
  • neonatal development
  • predation indexes
  • potential chick predators
  • mortality and survival indexes
  • incubation behaviours
  • neonatal care
  • nest protection
  • criteria of nest selection

Why we need your help?

Your support is crucial to our efforts to save this species. With your help we have already made a difference in the survival of the Lear's Macaw. Please help us to continue this important work - donate today!

Visit the WPT website to learn more about our efforts to protect this species.


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Organization Information

WORLD PARROT TRUST USA INC
PO Box 935
Lake Alfred, FL 33850

Phone
(863) 956-4347

Web
http://www.parrots.org

Email
usa@parrots.org

Mission
With nearly one third of parrot species threatened in the wild, there has never been a better time for you to take action to save parrots.

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