Hope for the Hyacinth Macaw – BiOME Ecology Magazine
Brazilian researcher Dr. Neiva Guedes made it her life mission to preserve the species from extinction. In 1990 she founded the Hyacinth Macaw Project in the Pantanal of Brazil, one of the most biodiverse ecosystem in the world. Since then many research projects are ongoing gathering valuable information and building a strong knowledge of the ecology of the hyacinth macaws. The studies clarified many questions regarding feeding, reproduction, competition, habitat type, behaviour, predation, sickness and threats that were reducing the wild populations.