School children in Bartola, Nicaragua wearing "Fly Free Great Green Macaw" wrist bands

Beautiful Bartola Base Camp

Ecotourism can be a win-win in conservation. Tourists have the chance to connect with habitats, species, and peoples who open up the world (and heart and mind) of the traveler, and their dollars go to support a community’s effort to preserve their ecological landscapes.

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Map of Parrot Pathway in Guatemala - mapa La Ruta de Los Loros en Guatemala

Parrot Pathway – La Ruta de Los Loros

There are beautiful and wonderful places to go in Guatemala where you can see parrots, especially the endangered yellow-naped parrot. Follow this map of the Parrot Pathway (La Ruta de Los Loros) and journey virtually with Lafeber Conservation as we guide you to experiencing the conservation of this species.

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Mabita Research Station, Honduras during June 1014

May Nothing Evil Cross this Door

A house constructed by parrot conservationists in Honduras builds hope for those near and far. Come celebrate the grand opening of this house by viewing these pictures with the words of the song, “May Nothing Evil Cross This Door.”

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Solentiname Archipelago

The Joy of Yellow-naped Amazons in the Soletiname Archipelago, Nicaragua

There is place of rests for guests, and it is known as the Solentiname Archipelago of Nicaragua. There efforts are being made to preserve the beauty of these islands, which consists of the yellow-naped amazon parrot which is make a come back on Macarroncito Island. Come journey with Dr. LoraKim Joyner and Fundación del Rio to find out more, to contribute, and to enjoy.

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Vulcanizing Conservation

Vulcanizing Conservation

    We drop down from the highlands near Atitalan Volcano, passing through malodorous fields of rubber trees around Mazatenango and Retalhuleu, and then rise again up to the slopes of Santa Maria and Santiaguito Volcanos to visit Patrocinio Reserve.     We are hopeful that this reserve could be a location for protecting yellow-naped […]

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Points Worth Recounting

Points Worth Recounting

From the lowlands of the south coast of Guatemala, our conservation journey now takes us up to the Boca Costa (the Pacific slope going up into the rising volcanoes).  Our first stop is Los Tarrales Reserve, a working ranch (finca) that is also an avitourism location for many a traveler in this part of the […]

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A Sweet Name, and It’s Not Sugar Cane

A Sweet Name, and It’s Not Sugar Cane

    My conservation effort for this past week centered in the south coast of Guatemala (La Costa Sur).  Together with Fernando Aldana, our range on this trip follows that of the yellow-naped amazon (Amazona auropaliata) from sea level up to about 1500 meters.  We begin at the lower altitudes and will work our way […]

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Macaws in Liberty

Macaws in Liberty – The Beauty Returns

Rainbow birds have been flying over Mesoamerica for thousands of years, revered first by the peoples who settled there, and now by their descendants.  After a certain point the intricate Maya civilization of city-states collapsed, some speculate due to the degradation of the environment that could not support the numbers of people or the powerful […]

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Wranglers for Conservation

Wranglers for Conservation – Saving Crocodiles in Belize

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize: – September 10, 2011 I didn’t come to Belize to fall in love with crocodiles.  I’m from Gainesville, Florida and my allegiance has to be with Gators, right?  Well there is enough love to go around, and I don’t think we have to choose one species over another, not even […]

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Runaway Creek

Runaway Creek, Belize – September 6, 2011 I post this blog on September10th, a kind of independence day for Belize.  Actually this is the first in a month of celebrating independence. Today celebrates Battle of Saint Georges Cay Day when the British buccaneers (slaves, British soldiers, and Bayman) fought the Spanish over the rights to […]

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Tree Houses

Tree Houses

Tropical Education Center, Belize:  September 6, 2011 How many species can you name that have their homes in tree? Did you include humans amongst them? For the last three nights I have slept in three different tree houses.  The first is “Parrot’s Nest” outside of San Ignacio, Belize.   I enjoyed the home cooking, friendly […]

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Belize Bird Rescue

September 3, 2011 – San Ignacio, Belize For nine days I am in Belize, a guest of many conservation groups that participate in the Belize Wildlife Conservation Network.  I came here at their invitation to lead a work shop on Compassionate Conservation:   Human Dimensions of Conservation.  I begin my trip with what I imagine will […]

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Free Falling

Rockland, Massachusetts:  August 28, 2011 (in the middle of Tropical Storm Irene)  I write this as a guest in the home of Marc Johnson and Karen Winsor of Foster Parrots.  The power is out due to weakened Hurricane Irene who is blowing through the area.  The power may be out here, but it was on […]

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Apu Pauni

Apu Pauni, Apu Pauni, Where are You?

Rus, Rus, La Moskitia: June 2011 Part of any conservation plan includes environmental education and awareness.  We in Honduras know that this aspect is as important as our population monitoring , health research, and community organizing.  It is without any doubts, therefore, that we rush soaked from the field (from sweat or from a rainstorm) into […]

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Falling for Guyana - Guyana Guides Part 5

Falling for Guyana – Guyana Guides Part 5, Kaieteur Falls

April 11, 2011. Today we leave the Rupununi by flying out of Lethem on a charter flight. Our destination is Kaieteur Falls with guides Margariet and her husband, Malcolm. We will be there for a few hours, and then on to Georgetown for our final night in Guyana. While waiting for the plane at the […]

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Guyana Guides Part 4 – Maipaima Eco-Lodge

From Yupukari Village we travel overland to Nappi Village, and then on to their Eco-lodge, named Maipaima for a local tree species that guides shamans in the spirit world. Of all the lodges we have visited, this is my favorite. Perhaps in part because this is the lodge directly supported by Foster Parrots, and the […]

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