Wild Sun Scarlet Macaw Initiative

is creating a Reintroduction Program

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Thank you for helping us create change.  We are bringing back the Scarlet Macaw to the Southern Nicoya Peninsula.

Scarlet Macaws used to fly over 85% of Costa Rica.  Unfortunately, most were wiped out by habitat loss, deforestation, and poaching for the illegal pet trade.  Now only 10-15% of our skies are occupied by these majestic birds... but not for long!

Wild Sun Rescue Center is teaming up with AsoProLapa to turn the tide.  AsoProLapa has bred and released over 160 Scarlet Macaws in the Tambor area.  There are now over 230 macaws living freely from those efforts.  With release goals for the Tambor phase of the project already met and with your help, the breeding program has moved to Cabuya at Wild Sun Rescue Center. In July 2019, the first 10 macaws were released at the Wild Sun site, and we are on track to release many more.

These birds have a range of around 20 km, mostly along the coast.  That means we should see macaws flying over Montezuma, Mal País, Santa Teresa, Playa Hermosa and more within a few years.  The hope is that the macaws released from Cabuya and Tambor will eventually overlap territories.  And when they do, they won't fight.  No... they'll make sweet, sweet love.  And what comes next?  A healthy population of naturally breeding Scarlet Macaws!  

Let's make it happen together.

All donations are tax deductible for US residents through Green Wave Enterprises 501(c)3.
*Custom pledge amounts (starting from $1) can be selected on the bottom of the pledge screen.
$1,317.71 of $1,830 per month
When we reach $1,830/month YOUR collective pledge makes our macaw reintroduction program fully sustainable as we will fully cover our monthly costs.  This includes food, microchipping and DNA testing of newly hatched chicks, the meager macaw manager stipend, artificial nest building, monitoring, and various other macaw related costs.
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