Nest boxes: a lifeline for the Blue-throated Macaw

 2017 was an important year for the conservation of the Blue Throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis).  A record number of nine macaws fledged from our artificial nest boxes, we discovered new nesting sites for the species and we put into protection one of the most critical nesting sites for the Blue…

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Polylepis forests: saving a biodiversity hotspot of the tropical Andes

Polylepis forest once covered the slopes of the tropical Andes from Venezuela to Argentina, today the distribution of the slow-growing tree is very fragmented. In Bolivia less than 10% of the original forests survive. Scattered and diminishing Polylepis woodlands are important hotspots for biodiversity conservation in the Tropical Andes. Polylepis…

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Red-fronted Macaw Fundraising Campaign: SUCCESS!

  Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we raised 20,000 USD to build a deep-well and a tree nursery to help locals at the drought-stricken Red-fronted Macaw Community Nature Reserve. We are thrilled to announce that with the help of our generous supporters we reached our goal of…

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Bird of the Month February: Bolivian Blackbird

February   Bolivian Blackbird Scientific name: Oreopsar bolivianus Spanish name: Tordo Boliviano Status: Least Concern (IUCN red list of endangered species) Habitat and behavior: Fairly common in dry scrub, open river-edge woodlands and agricultural fields, in the inter Andean dry valleys of central Bolivia. It can also be locally common in…

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