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Our Mission

The Project aims to contribute in finding solutions to guarantee the conservation of Lear's Macaw ( Anodorhynchus leari ) food sources through the maintenance and expansion of Licuri palms ( Syagrus coronata ) fields available within the macaws's habitat region. This will be done following rigorous planing of sustainable development.


To add resources to the several joined conservation initiatives currently being implemented in the region, specially those from the NAP (National Action Plan ), from the CEMAVE/ICMBio (Biodiversitas Foundation), ECO and Livington Foundation.

  • To develop maintanance and expasion plans for the Licuri Palms fields (Syagrus coronata ) whithin the Lear's macaw's habitat, working together the local communities.
  • To promote eduacational plans for the local communities regarding sustainable practices and business activities that focus on sustainable development.
  • To promote partnerships with companies and institutions that support social and environmental programs.

To recover the native Licuri Palms forests

To increase the number of Licuri Palms in the immediate surroundings of Lear's Macaw habitat

To include in the conservation plan activities that bring finantial support to the local communities

Blue Macaws Conservation Status

It was usually found in Uruguay, Paraguay and south Brazil within the basins of Parana River. Unfortunately, this species is considered extinct, once there is no bird seen in nature for about 80 years and there isn't any bird known to be found in captivity. This is the sad fate we work to avoid in other macaws species. There is no coming back from extintion
This species is considered critically endangered, due mainly traffic activities and due to deforestation of the macaws habitat.There are around 1300 Lear's macaws stimated in the wild, however they are concentrated in practically a single population, and are extremely consanguineous. Nowadays, due to the campaigns against wild animals trafficing and hunting, the main risk to this species is the scarse food availability. Therefore, our project looks for alternatives to fight this food shortage, specially in strategic areas, around the nests and reproducting conglomarates.
These are the biggest parrots and were critically endangered, however due to the great work of Prof. Dra. Neiva Guedes through the project Blue Macaw, their number was incresead to the point to change their conservation status to vulnerable. There are still lots of work to be done in order to guarantee the survival of this species, nevertheless this work was an example of how conservation programas can reverse the situation of endangered animals.
As consequence of the irresponsible deforatation in the Brazilian Caatinga and bacause of trafficing activivities, this species population was decreasing until remaining only one single macaw in the wild, this last bird unfortunately has disapeared in the years 2000/2001. Nowadays the conservation status of this species is extinct in the wild, however these macaws can be found in captivity around the world, and the breeders are putting great efforts into trying to breed a genetically viable population. In 2017 breeders are planning to bring back to the wild the first birds.

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Project's Coordinator - Pierre Alonso

Project's Coordinator

Pierre Jimenez Alonso is the project's zootechnist and coordinator. Since early age Pierre has shown deep passion for animals welfare and then he decided to pursue a career in Zootechny. During his undergraduation he was reponsible for the supervision of the university's wild animals population. Besides, he has been giving talks on meetings and on TV and was member of several environmeltal groups. He also worked as consultant for several breeders in Brazil. His passion to the extensive Brazilian biodiversity led him to assume in 2015 the pleasurable challenge to Coordinate the Project, in this position he aims to conciliate the consevation of the Lear's Macaws's habitat and food sources with the local communities's social development.

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