Welcome to our Website
A Site Dedicated to the Blue Macaws and Parrot Conservation
This unique site - the only one of its kind - is dedicated to the gathering and dissemination of information about the Blue Macaws, the Anodorhynchus group of parrots, and the promotion of parrot conservation. We hope that you will enjoy perusing our site, which is full of information from all over the world about the Blue Macaws.
Information about Blue Macaws
We have comprehensive information on and images of the Hyacinthine Macaw ( A.hyacinthinus), the Lear's Macaw (A.leari) and Glaucous Macaw (A.glaucus) as well as the extremely rare Spix's Macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii).
Preservation of the Blue Macaws and their Habitat - Can You Help?
If you are curious about these birds, their conservation or indeed interested in doing something however small or large, to preserve this magnificent and captivating species, by the development and implementation of workable strategies to protect and save parrot species from extinction, or if you can contribute any more to the cause of protecting their fast disappearing habitat in Brazil, which is threatened by the ever present threat from the human population, then we will be delighted to hear from you - please get in touch by email.
" Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret "
( If you drive out nature with a pitchfork, she will soon find a way back)Horace (65-8 BC)
"Creatures who have traveled with us through the ages are now apparently doomed, as their habitat - and the old, old habitat of humans - falls before the slow-motion explosion of expanding world economies"Gary Snyder (1990)
"We live in a kind of dark age, craftily lit with synthetic light, so that no one can tell how dark it has really gotten. But our exiled spirits can tell..."Martin Prechtel (1998)
"The clock is no longer just ticking – it’s ringing an alarm, and if we don’t listen the consequences for people and biodiversity will be catastrophic.”Dr. Fred Boltz, Conservation International (2009)
Thursday 8th August 2019
Ten miles for the Spix's Macaw
The following report by Mark Stafford has just appeared on the Parrots International Facebook page
"On Sunday, August 4th 2019, hundreds of people took part in the Spix's Macaw run, in the community of Curaca - Bahia, in Brazil. As part of ... Read More »
Friday 26th July 2019
Report in the Sueddeutsche Zeitung July 2019
An article appearred about ACTP and Martin Guth in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, a German regional daily newspaper in the middle of July 2019. I have translated it endeavouring to retain the conversational style of the original. The oriiginal ... Read More »
Monday 10th June 2019
Statement by Mark Stafford about the new agreement with the Brazilian Government
A new agreement has just been signed between the Brazilian Government and ACTP for the Re-introduction Project of the Spix's Macaw. There were concerns after President Bolsinaro made his speech at the agricultural show reported here on 29th May an ... Read More »