The Parrot WildLife Foundation is expanding its in situ activity by financially supporting the Ara Project in Costa Rica.
The Ara Project is a non-profit government-supervised organization for the protection and conservation of the Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguus) and the Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao). Through this funding, the PWLF is working to rehabilitate the aras in their natural habitat.
The number of aras has dropped considerably. In Central America the Scarlet Macaw are less than 4000 and the Great Green Macaw are less than 1000!
It is crystal clear that the species is under threat of extinction.
The Ara Project is a conservation organization and not a rescue center or pet project. Even though parrots live in captivity, the organization tries to simulate as much as possible their natural life condition. Their captive macaws are breeding birds or future release birds. To be able to have optimal success in giving the best life of freedom, the Ara Project does not allow any physical, verbal or social contact when their volunteers work with them.
The Ara Project has several sites based in Costa Rica: the Ara Project, the Punta Islita and the Gandoca Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge.
By supporting the Ara Project, the PWLF contributes to the conservation, the reproduction and release of macaws. That is why we need your donations, to develop our in situ projects as much as ex situ projects.