Conservation Program for the Scarlet Macaw Certified by ALPZA

We are proud to announce that in 2023, the conservation program for the Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) was certified by the Latin American Association of Parks, Zoos, and Aquariums (ALPZA). 

The project was born in 1993 as a comprehensive commitment to achieve the conservation of the Scarlet Macaw in Mexico, involving in-situ breeding, genetic variability analysis, reintroduction of the specimens, and education for children, adolescents, and adults living in close proximity to this species. 

This program has been successful, thanks to the contributions and support of institutions such as the Nanciyaga Ecological Reserve and Dr. Patricia Escalante in Veracruz, and Aluxes Palenque in Chiapas. Since then, 317 specimens have been successfully reintegrated into their natural habitat, demonstrating a satisfactory adaptation to their new environment.