News - 2004

Lorenzo Crosta, the veterinarian from Loro Parque examining the Lear's Macaws and Spix's Macaws

He reports that all are in excellent health except perhaps Presley, the old Spix's Macaw recovered in the USA

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Harry Sissen to jail again

A report on this latest development in today's Northern Echo can be read below

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My 10 day trip to Bahia in north-eastern Brazil

I visited the Lear's Macaw area at Serra Branca area and see how construction is progressing at Praia do Forte

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Sheik acquired the Spix's Macaws belonging to Antonio de Dios

The Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation in Qatar owned by the Sheikh has now issued a press release acknowledging for the first time

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Diego Calderon was released by the FARC guerrilla group

He was taken for three months, now he is back with his family

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Harry Sissen had his judicial review dismissed

A report from the Northern Echo has been posted to the website and can be read below

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Press release on the baby Spix

I heard today that the baby Spix is doing well and weighs 164 g

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A press release from Loro Parque

A press release from Loro Parque on the hatching of the Spix's Macaw can be found on this page

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Release of the botany expert taken

The botany expert and the guide abducted by the Colombian guerrilla group FARC with Diego Garcia Calderon have been released

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Congratulations to Loro Parque

The egg hatched successfully at Loro Parque as you can see from the young Spix's Macaw by the picture below

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Lorenzo Crosta's visit to São Paulo zoo

He had to choose the male for the new pairing, which produced a fertile egg three weeks ago

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the pair of Spix's Macaws at Loro Parque produced two eggs last month

If the hatching would be successful, this will be the first Spix's macaw produced at the world famous zoo in Tenerife since 1992

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Neiva met the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace

The Duke congratulated Neiva on her innovative use of nestboxes in conserving the Hyacinthine macaw

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Transfer of the images of the Projeto Arara Azul

I have separated out the images and put them on the dedicated page you can find below

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Good and bad news

Spix's Macaws at Loro Parque have laid, but Diego Calderon, a dedicated young ornithologist, was taken hostage by FARC

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Neiva Guedes recieve an international award

founder of the Projeto Arara Azul is in the Netherlands today receiving the Order of the Golden Ark from Prince Bernhard

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Reports of Spix's Macaws have come in

The macaws could only have come from Switzerland illegally

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Apologies for the loss of many images on the website

These have hopefully all been restored now together with an extract from

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Sheik had acquired Spix's Macaws owned by Antonio de Dios

It has now been confirmed that Sheikh Al-Thani acquired 24 Spix's macaws from Antonio de Dios and now holds 31 macaws in Qatar

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The theft of two pairs of Hyacinthine Macaws

Lisa Pye denounce the theft of her Macaw; if any one from the USA can assist her in recovering her macaws, please contact her

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Harry Sissen won his right for a judicial review

I post a short report with explanation below

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Reading the Avicultural Society magazine

Discovered interesting things about Lear's and Spix's Macaws kept by zoos and private individuals

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My journey through Brazil and Chile

An official article on my trip will appear soon in Parrots Magazine and Papageien and then on this website

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