The Spix's Macaw is also known as the Little Blue Macaw
They are native to the Brazilian Rainforests. The Spix's Macaw has been classified as Extinct In The Wild for a long time, but in 2013 a flock of Spix's Macaws got released back into their natural habitat!
Their threats are trapping for the illegal exotic pet trade and habitat destruction. In the year 2000 the last wild Spix's Macaw disappeared.
Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation helps many animals come back from the brink like the Pesquet's Parrot, Hyacinth Macaw and many more but perhaps none more endangered then the Spix's Macaw. The Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation is breeding these birds (but aren't very easy to breed) and have brought 2,400 hectares of rainforest in Brazil and in 2013 released a flock of them back into the wild! To check out more Spix's Macaw conservation visit the Spix's Macaw Facbook page.
How You Can Help
- Don't get them as pets.
- Spread The Message.