Barba Azul Nature Reserve Declared a Private Natural Heritage Reserve

In this article: Bolivia authorizes first Private Natural Heritage Reserve in nine years, the first such Reserve in the Beni department Approved Land Management Plan adds legal conservation protections for National Heritage species, the Blue-throated Macaw Llanos de Moxos ecosystem will benefit as habitat protections within the Reserve continue and…

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Breeding Outcomes Attest to Success of Artificial NestBox Program at Laney Rickman Blue-throated Macaw Reserve

Blue-throated Macaw chicks that successfully fledged from PBA-16 (E4). Photo: Cesar Flores – Asociación Armonía. Highlights from the 2019-2020 breeding season: 12 Blue-throated Macaw chicks fledged, tying last year’s record 9 Blue-throated Macaw breeding attempts, tying last year’s record 7 banded breeding adults, evidence that offspring from prior years’ nestboxes…

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Discoveries from 2020 Nest Search Expedition Guide Next Steps for Blue-throated Macaw Research and Conservation

Breeding Blue-throated Macaws posed playfully on dead Moriche palm nest (Photo: Tjalle Boorsma – Asociacion Armonia). 2020 Blue-throated Macaw rainy season search expedition results:  ⬥10 Blue-throated Macaw nests discovered in the northwestern subpopulation⬥3 unknown Blue-throated Macaw breeding sites discovered⬥Approximately 100 Blue-throated Macaws observed in Llanos de Moxos during rainy season…

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From Cattle Rancher to Macaw Reserve Ranger: Meet Ranger César Flores

Laney Rickman Reserve in Bolivia protects the largest known breeding population of the Critically Endangered Blue-throated Macaw against poachers and habitat loss due to cattle ranching. In charge of Armonía´s reserve and the nestbox program is park ranger César Flores, once a cattle rancher, today, conservationist and protector of the…

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