Memories collected to adorn one's hat, and heart. (Tono's hat with feathers from parrots he released)

Liberating Loros

When we rescue parrots, we also rescue ourselves, and help liberate the human spirit. Here is a story of a man in Guatemala whose love for parrots has called him to his best self. I hope you will be inspired, I was.

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Rosa with her adopated family in Honduras

Rosa Can Fly!

There was a time when I thought Rosa would die. She was infested with mites, was frigtheningly thin, shivered and called plaintively all the time. This on top of her two broken legs and wing. Due to the care given to her by Oneida and others in the village of Mabita, she improved, and just this month, I heard she can fly!

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Teaching Parrot Conservation on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

Wild and Crazy Parrot Conservationists in Nicaragua

Perhaps one has to be a little bit crazy to take on parrot conservation, given the challenges and the hardships. But there is much to be gained, and if we can keep the birds flying free as we teach the children, when they are adults they will be fully fledged conservationists.

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Great green macaw in Nicaragua

Parrot Pilgrimage 2015

Pilgrimages draw people who are interested in finding more meaning, more joy, and a deeper connection to life around them and in them. I will be taking people with me on a conservation trip to Nicaragua in April 2015, and it will be a parrot pilgramage. Please join me.

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Child drawing great green macaw nest in Nicaragua

Foundations of Education in Macaw Conservation

In the northeast corner of Nicaragua near Costa Rica exists a nonprofit organization, Fundación del Rio, that protects the forest, the communities, and the macaws. They have been doing so for nearly 25 years, an entire generation growing up hearing the message of parrot conservation. Their efforts are producing great results – helping human and macaw families alike.

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Mountain Gorilla (photo by Dylan Walters)

Conservationists Save The World

In Virunga National Park, conservationists are saving the world – by saving themselves, the people in the communities around the park, and the gorillas and other wildlife. Says one of the park guards, “I have accepted to give the best of myself so that wildlife can be safeguarded. Beyond all pressure. Beyond all spirit of greediness about money. Beyond all things.” No matter where you live you too can give to wildlife and be a conservationist.

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Wild black-hooded parakeet in Parakeet (photo by Arne Lesterhuis)

Land of the Nanday – Paraguay: The Journey Home

The future unfolds in ways we cannot predict, however if the heart is open to love of the feathered kind, a path, at least in retrospect, becomes clear: to journey home. I journeyed to Paraguay, to visit the home of so many parrots I have loved.

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Wildlife Conservation Society Staff in May Biosphere Reserve 2010

Human Reserves for Restoring the Maya Biosphere Reserve

Roan McNab, Director of Wildlife Conservation Society in Guatemala speaks of the inner resources that motivate and nurture his team in Guatemala to fight against overwhelming odds in their goal to save the scarlet macaw and other species within the Maya Bisophere Reserve.

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Roan McNab

Restoring the Maya Biosphere Reserve – Home of the Last Scarlet Macaws in Guatemala

Great news for Guatemala! Conservationists there are recovering habitat for the scarlet macaw. I have worked for five years with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) of Guatemala, and I am so very impressed with their dedication, and what they have achieved. Guest author Roan McNab, and Director of WCS, tells in his own words the challenges and accomplishments of his team.

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