Project for indemnification for damage to corn plantings by Lear’s macaws (2014)

Sub-project of evaluation of damages and estimates of harm done to the corn fields

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The objective of the Project for Compensation for Damages Provoked by Lear's Macaws to Corn Fields / Projeto de Ressarcimento de Milho looks to lessen, to the minimum extent possible, the negative effects of systematic attacks by Lear's macaws in diverse rural communities located in the municipalities of the Ecoregion of the Raso da Catarina, Bahia State/Brazil. At the same time it is also the objective to reduce or impede the formation of a negative image among the rural population and these native birds in light of the progressive incidence of damages to the farmers which has contributed to the image of the birds as a pest to their fields.

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    Paper on breeding performance of the Lear's Macaw in the wild

    I was recently sent a paper on the breeding performance of the Lear's Macaw in the wild. I was interested to read the comparison with other macaw species. The Lear's macaw has been quite prolific in captivity and it appears it is also prolifi ... Read More »

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Horace (65-8 BC)