The Scarlet Macaw Returns to the Gulf of Mexico

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Scarlet macaw, © Maria Elena Sanchez

The scarlet macaw has returned to the rainforests of the Gulf of Mexico after being wiped out half a century ago. In collaboration with our partners on the ground, Defenders was involved in the effort to release 27 scarlet macaws into the wild in the Biosphere Reserve of Los Tuxtlas in southern Veracruz. This release was the first step of a project that plans to create the largest wild population of these birds in Mexico.

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