The Hyacinth Macaw
(Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)

 

A hyacinth macaw chick being monitored in a nest cavity in Bolivia.

The hyacinth macaw is classified as vulnerable by the IUCN, with an estimated 6,500 individuals left in the wild as of 2019. Their biggest threats are heavy trapping for trade, poaching for their feathers, and loss of habitat. They can still be found in parts of Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay.

Luckily, many efforts to preserve the species have been made, including artificial nesting sites, monitoring, and the continuing education and empowerment of local communities.

Currently, NECF’s donations to The World Parrot Trust contribute to the conservation of the Hyacinth Macaw.