Rescue and Liberation Center of Mabita

Without the Forest There is Nothing

Because of Mamma Macaw, these giant rainbow birds are flying free. And because of them, her heart might know sadness, but knows joy and beauty even more so. In this video interview she tells of her experience with these birds in her native Miskito language, as well as in Spanish.

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Yellow-naped amazon parrots looking for nests in a church in Guatemala

Parrots Choosing to Be Homed

Previously homeless parrots have found sanctuary in houses and churches in Guatemala for their chicks thanks to Tono Bonafasi who gave a chance for these bids to fly free, raise their young, and hopefully repopulate the land with parrot flocks.

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Released scarlet macaw in Palenuqe, Mexico

2013 a Great Year for Scarlet Macaws in Mexico!

I am gladdened to hear of the macaw releases in Palenque, Mexico. They released 50 birds in 4 separate release flocks, and 48 are still flying free – that’s 96% surviving! They use many successful techniques, including building two observation towers to better track the movements and behaviors of the birds, and their innovations in radio telemetry.

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Liberation of Macaws Continues in Honduras

  Just last week I reported how there are more rainbow birds flying in Mexico with 100% of all birds in two releases still surviving.  Now I am pleased to let you know that there have now been multiple releases of scarlet macaws in the remote area of Moskitia, Honduras and they too have had great success. […]

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Second Release of Macaws in Palenque a Flying Success!

  On June 29th, 11 more scarlet macaws were liberated in Aluxes Park in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico.  They joined with the 17 birds that were released in April 2013. Both groups are part of a larger program to continually release birds in this region so as to reestablish this species where they once flew abundantly.  […]

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Scarlet Macaws Flying Home in Palenque

Scarlet Macaws Flying Home in Palenque

  I like many others am very curious about the Mayan culture, especially so in my case because all of the countries in which I have projects claim Mayan ancestors.  Because of this my spouse and I have been hooked on a board game: Tzolk’in – the Mayan Calender. It has gears that spin like depictions of […]

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Beauty Where it Belongs

Beauty Where it Belongs: Jaguars and Parrots in Arizona

Historically jaguars and thick-billed parrots ranged into Arizona, but are rarely encountered now by humans.  Thick-billeds seen are probably birds that were reintroduced into the area in the 1980’s and 1990’s.   This original reintroduction process was deemed a failure because of predation which kept the population from growing, although some pairs may have been able […]

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Vladimir Putin Puts in Flight Time with Cranes

Vladimir Putin Puts in Flight Time with Cranes

Last month I was intrigued to see that Russian president Vladimir Putin leads not only people, but also cranes. He attempted to guide a flock of captive-raised Siberian white cranes as part of the birds’ training for winter migration. This status of the crane is critical, hence the efforts of conservationists to introduce them into […]

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