Welcome to our Website
A Site Dedicated to the Blue Macaws and Parrot Conservation
This unique site - the only one of its kind - is dedicated to the gathering and dissemination of information about the Blue Macaws, the Anodorhynchus group of parrots, and the promotion of parrot conservation. We hope that you will enjoy perusing our site, which is full of information from all over the world about the Blue Macaws.
Information about Blue Macaws
We have comprehensive information on and images of the Hyacinthine Macaw ( A.hyacinthinus), the Lear's Macaw (A.leari) and Glaucous Macaw (A.glaucus) as well as the extremely rare Spix's Macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii).
Preservation of the Blue Macaws and their Habitat - Can You Help?
If you are curious about these birds, their conservation or indeed interested in doing something however small or large, to preserve this magnificent and captivating species, by the development and implementation of workable strategies to protect and save parrot species from extinction, or if you can contribute any more to the cause of protecting their fast disappearing habitat in Brazil, which is threatened by the ever present threat from the human population, then we will be delighted to hear from you - please get in touch by email.
" Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret "
( If you drive out nature with a pitchfork, she will soon find a way back)Horace (65-8 BC)
"Creatures who have traveled with us through the ages are now apparently doomed, as their habitat - and the old, old habitat of humans - falls before the slow-motion explosion of expanding world economies"Gary Snyder (1990)
"We live in a kind of dark age, craftily lit with synthetic light, so that no one can tell how dark it has really gotten. But our exiled spirits can tell..."Martin Prechtel (1998)
"The clock is no longer just ticking – it’s ringing an alarm, and if we don’t listen the consequences for people and biodiversity will be catastrophic.”Dr. Fred Boltz, Conservation International (2009)
Sunday 10th June 2018
Brazilian Government creates protected area in Bahia
Some great news. The Brazilian Government is creating a protected area in Bahia for the Spix's Macaw. It will measure 120,000 hectares (the equivalent of 463 sq. miles; 1,200 sq. kilometres; 296,000+ acres).
ACTP has issued a stateme ... Read More »
Monday 7th May 2018
Berlin Zoo involved in Hyacinthine Macaw project in Bolivia
Berlin Zoo has been involved in a project for the Hyacinthine Macaw in Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia since 2016. This is the most westerly part of the Hyacinthine Macaw range in the wild where there are believed to be some 300 macaws. The main go ... Read More »
Thursday 3rd May 2018
Situation with transfer of Spix's macaws to Germany
Most of the Spix's Macaws and all of the Lear's macaws in Qatar have been shipped to ACTP in Germany. There appears to be 120 Spix's Macaws and 32 Lear's macaws involved. There were several shipments with the most important macaws spread over the ... Read More »