The last Spix's macaw is still lost
The last remaining Spix's macaw in the wild is still lost, however this does not mean that the project is at an end
The last remaining Spix's macaw in the wild is still lost, however this does not mean that the project is at an end. There has been much achieved in the last ten years in educating the local population and improving infrastructure. This sound foundation should be built on. Wolfgang Kiessling of Loro Parque has indicated that he will consider continuing financial support, which is necessary to provide the organisational structure to receive and care for the young Spix's macaws promised by De Dios in the Phillippines. The new Swiss owners must be won over to play their part in the Recovery Program.
Natasha Schischakin is working hard to achieve these objectives. In the most recent issue of afa Watchbird she briefly sets out the situation as it is at present.