A female Scarlet Macaw already incubating eggs, peeps out of her nesting cavity
She already expects poachers and knows they will be around sooner, rather than later. In 2011 almost 90% of nests being monitored were poached. In 2012 a fantastic coalition of organizations and individuals reduced the number of poached nests to 30%. This year, 2013, we join forces yet again in an effort to lower even more that number of poached nests in order to stabilize the Scarlet Macaw population in Belize. In early April, the Scarlet Six Team deployed to the depths of the massive Chiquibul to start another monitoring season. Along with powerful colleagues such as FCD, Belize Forest Department, Blancaneaux Lodge, WCS - Guatemala and Rainforest Restoration Foundation we look forward to protecting this species one more year.
Photograph by Roni Martinez
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