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Blue-throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 150511285

Breeding habitat improvement for the Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 150511285) - Blue-throated Macaw  - Awarded $5,000 on October 13, 2015

The mission of Armonía (established in 1993) is to conserve Bolivia’s birds and their habitats. We are achieving this by establishing protected areas, empowering local and indigenous people, running educational campaigns and carrying out scientific research. Armonía is creating nature reserves across Bolivia to save the country’s wilderness and wildlife from destruction. Our two main protected areas are the Red-fronted Macaw Nature Reserve in south-central Bolivia and the Barba Azul Nature Reserve in the north. The reserves are the only safe havens in the world for these endangered macaws, as well as other species like Pumas, Jaguars and Giant Anteaters. Our smaller protected areas are the Palkachupa Nature Reserve in the north-west and the Tucuman Amazon Nature Reserve in the south. Armonía is a leader in the scientific research of birds in Bolivia, maintaining the largest database of bird observations in the country. We have published the first Estado de Conservación de las Aves de Bolivia report and will be publishing the country’s first field guide to the birds of Bolivia in 2015. This field guide promises to be an essential educational tool to introduce Bolivian’s to their natural heritage and to spur greater tourism to Bolivia by birdwatchers. We have conducted two extensive migratory shorebird studies in the department of Beni in 2009 and 2010 and continued yearly shorebird monitoring in the Barba Azul Nature Reserve, with an emphasis on the Buff-breasted Sandpiper.

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