News - 2002

Good news

The Spix's Macaw recently discovered in the USA has now been at last returned to Brazil

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The fate of the 144 parrots confiscated

100 are to be returned to the breeder and the remaining 44 will remain with HM Customs & Excise for placement

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Excellent images of the Lear's Macaw

I have set them up on a separate images page that you can find below

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Article on the Glaucous Macaw by Claudio Bertonatti

It is in Spanish, but I hope to get an English translation up soon

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A Spix's Macaw has surfaced in the USA

It will be sent back to Brazil within the next two weeks to be integrated into the recovery programme

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The 5th International Parrot Convention

The presentations at this four-yearly gathering of parrot conservationists and aviculturists from all over the world

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OFFICIAL information in our news page

The origin of all reports on the Blue Macaws website is the IBAMA website

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Agency report from Brazil

IBAMA has made a decision to dissolve the Committee for the Recovery of the Spix's Macaw

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More delay in the Sissen's case

The newspaper report about it in today's Yorkshire Post can be accessed through the news page linked below

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Video from a Brazilian TV programme

Infra-red cameras were used in a nest of a Hyacinthine Macaw pair monitored by Neiva Guedes of the Projeto Arara Azul

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Another development in the proceedings against Harry Sissen

The judge decided to allow him to present DNA evidence on the birds confiscated in 1998

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The final stage of the proceedings against Harry Sissen

The case should conclude early next week and hopefully the three Lear's Macaws will then be repatriated

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Additional information to the two article below

Report on incubating Hyacinthine Macaw eggs and rearing hatchlings

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Interesting article by Norbert Hebel

The article is about his experience in breeding Hyacinthine Macaws

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Re-pairing of the Spix's macaws

1,104 young of 167 parrot species and subspecies were bred at Loro Parque in 2001 compared with 853 of 148 species in 2000

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Excellent news from the Pantanal

The Projeto Arara Azul continues to operate successfully

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Report on the Spix's Macaw in the Times

It is not entirely accurate on the history of the recovery programme it sheds new interesting light on the latest situation

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