Conserving the Red-Tailed Amazon Parrot

Project
The red-tailed Amazon parrot lives in the largest remaining area of the Atlantic Forest, listed among the five most important areas for the conservation of biodiversity on the planet. PADF received a grant from the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) to support the Wildlife Research and Environmental Education (SPVS), a leading Brazilian environmental conservation organization, to protect the Red-Tailed Amazon Parrot, a threatened species. This grant is part of the Fund’s focus on reversing the decline of threatened wildlife around the world.

SPVS will conduct a census to determine the health of the parrot population on the southern coast of São Paulo state. This includes monitoring nesting sites and compiling data on the illegal trade of parrots, which is a major problem in the region. The project will train local forest rangers about threats to the parrot’s habitat. Rangers will pass these lessons on to visitors of the Atlantic Forest through interpretive programs. 

In addition, SPVS will raise awareness in local communities about the importance of preserving the species and its habitat through events and interactive presentations for students. Educational programs will target schools in the municipality of Ilha Comprida, São Paulo, an area with a large concentration of parrot breeding sites.

Location
São Paulo state, Brazil

Duration
2016-2017

Partners
Disney Convervation Fund
Sociedade de Pesquisa em Vida Selvagem e Educação (SPVS)