Revving up the Pulse of Central American Conservation Through Pulseras

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).

Palenque, Mexico (Scarlet macaw liberation project)

Palenque, Mexico (Scarlet macaw liberation project)

El Peru Station, El Peten, Guatemala (Wildlife Conservation Society team)

El Peru Station, El Peten, Guatemala (Wildlife Conservation Society team)

ARCAS veterinarians, Drs. Fernando Martinez and Alejandro Morales, with me and an intern (showing off our "Fly Free Scarlet Macaw" wrist bands which announce we all are one conservation team!)

ARCAS veterinarians, Drs. Fernando Martinez and Alejandro Morales, with me and an intern (showing off our “Fly Free Scarlet Macaw” wrist bands which announce we all are one conservation team!)

Chiquibul Reserve, Belize (Belize scarlet macaw project)

Chiquibul Reserve, Belize (Belize scarlet macaw project)

Honduras field team 2010

Honduras field team 2010

Rus Rus Moskitia Honduras 2011

Rus Rus Moskitia Honduras 2011

Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Scarlet macaw workshop Universidad Nacional Autónomo Honduras)

Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Scarlet macaw workshop Universidad Nacional Autónomo Honduras)

Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Scarlet macaw workshop field trip - Universidad Nacional Autónomo Honduras)

Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Scarlet macaw workshop field trip – Universidad Nacional Autónomo Honduras)

Teguicgalpa, Honduras September 2013 (Veterinary Seminar in Avian Medicine and Welfare)

Teguicgalpa, Honduras September 2013 (Veterinary Seminar in Avian Medicine and Welfare)

Tegucigalpa, Honduras September 2013 (Scarlet Macaw Working Group)

Tegucigalpa, Honduras September 2013 (Scarlet Macaw Working Group)

atacamas, Honduras September 2013 (Psittacine Conservation Workshop - Universidad Nacional Agricultura)

atacamas, Honduras September 2013 (Psittacine Conservation Workshop – Universidad Nacional Agricultura)

Village of Mabita, September 2013 (pointing up just as a scarlet macaw flys into tree over the group)

Village of Mabita, September 2013 (pointing up just as a scarlet macaw flys into tree over the group)

4 thoughts on “Revving up the Pulse of Central American Conservation Through Pulseras

  1. I’m so proud of you Ph.D. Lorakim. You do a hard work in my contry. I hope to see you soon.

    Osman, from Honduras.

  2. Thank you for your work with these beautiful beings and then sharing the photos and your words with us. I am trying to find ways to help.

  3. Dr. LoraKim, It’s good to see the great work you are doing here in Honduras for the Red Macaws!! We are very excited and with all the will to support and help the program.

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