Roni Martinez examining chick, with pleasure (another face that all mothers could love)
Weighing a precious wild chick (weighing your options of how to preserve these parrots is also precious)
Attentive parents at nest entrance
Scarlet macaw chick, A face that all mothers could love
The poaching pressure on the Chiquibul macaws is intolerable. The natural heritage is being pillaged. At this pace the last wild Belizean Macaws will soon be extinct. Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD) and Scarlet Six are trying to respond, before it is too late and have increased nest protection efforts. BDF has been called in to assist as well. The conservation organisations are looking for volunteers to assist in the field. Contact Roni Martinez (Scarlet Six) or Boris Arevalo (FCD) if you think you have what it takes to participate. Help us share the sad news to alert more people to this incredibly complex crisis.
Photographs by Tony Rath
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