Several years ago I began giving out pulseras (bracelets) to those with whom I worked on parrot projects. They originated from World Parrot Trust and on them were flying macaws and the words “Fly Free.” The bracelets were quite popular and helped unite us in our shared hope for the parrots. This past year the bracelets went trilingual and were mostly aimed for supporting the work in Honduras. Now they say “Fly Free” in English, Moskito (Apu pauni pree palisa), and Spanish (Guara roja vuele libre). I send them to supporters of our projects through One Earth Conservation and give them out wherever I go in Central America. They signify that no matter national affiliations, we are all on the same team and of one earth. By wearing them we offer solidarity and support to the many conservationists struggling in their various countries. Raising our hands with them we show our strength and determination to not be deterred from our common goal – a good life for the parrots and people of these lands.
Here then is a tour of team “Apu Pauni” (also known as scarlet macaw, guacamaya roja, guacamaya escarlata, guara roja, and lapa roja). Why don’t you consider joining us in our efforts? (referred to in last week’s blog as the Republic of Central American Conservation).