This project was developed to eradicate the flow of scarlet macaws from Belize to Guatemala, through a partnership between governmental and civil society institutions in both countries.
Guara, or scarlet macaw, populations have fallen drastically across Central America as poachers steal the chicks to sell on to wealthy foreigners overseas.
In the Moskitia region of Honduras, poachers seek out the chicks and eggs of wild scarlet macaws in order to sell them in the illegal pet trade.
Date published: March 2019
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