Volunteer For The ARA Project In Costa Rica To Work In A Pioneering Macaw Conservation Program
The ARA Project in Costa Rica has been breeding macaws since the 1980s and releasing macaws since the 1990s in conjunction with MINAET (Costa Rican Ministry of Environment, Energy & Telecommunications). The ARA Project’s breeding center has the largest collection of Great Green Macaws in captivity in the world.
Between 1999 and 2012, The ARA Project released over 80 Scarlet Macaws in the project’s Scarlet Macaw release sites. These macaws have survival rates close to 90% and have successfully reproduced. In 2011, the first Great Green Macaws were released in the Manzanillo release site. It is the first Great Green Macaw reintroduction in the world. The breeding program and release projects are ongoing.
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