Video: Alternative feathers save Macaws!

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Jesus Chaves Barrios educator display a Moxeño-Trinitario headdress made of alternative feathers.

Meet Jesus Chávez Barrios, he is native of the Beni Department, and is one of Armonía’s best educators. Jesus works with Moxeño-Trinitario youth to save Macaws in Beni by promoting the use of alternative feathers to build the famous Machetero headdresses, which is a traditional indigenous dance of Beni.

 

Armonía conducted over 70 workshops throughout the Llanos of Beni (also known as Llanos de Moxos) where the Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaw inhabits. Thanks to Armonia’s work we are protecting biodiversity and culture.

Please help us to save the most threatened bird species of Bolivia.

 

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We thank our international partners and individual donors for the achievements of the Alternative feathers for headdresses/ Blue-throated Macaw program – we cannot save the species or empower our people without your generous support.

Discover more

Check out our photo gallery on Alternative Feathers at Flickr
Read about the Blue-throated Macaw program
Critically Endangered macaw chicks fly the nest boxes
Read about the Barba Azul Nature Reserve
Read about the Blue-throated Macaw program

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