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Parrots of Brazil Program

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The Parrots of Brazil Program unites efforts towards the conservation of six species of wild parrots: the Blue-fronted parrot, the Red-spectacled parrot, the Vinaceous-breasted parrot, the Red-tailed parrot, the Red-browed parrot, and the Southern mealy parrot. These species are all included in the Brazilian National Action Plan (PAN) for the Conservation of Parrots.


These species inhabit various Brazilian biomes and regions, facing significant threats such as wildlife trafficking and habitat destruction. By uniting with other conservation projects, the Program initiates a groundbreaking collaborative effort. This joint action not only safeguards the parrots and their habitats but also fosters a valuable exchange of knowledge and experiences among stakeholders. It marks an unprecedented advancement in the protection of Brazilian nature.


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Why should I support the initiative?

The Parrots of Brazil Program diligently engages in nature conservation education, research, and fostering partnerships among public authorities, private institutions, and the third sector. This concerted effort aims to achieve more effective and tangible results in biodiversity conservation.

Beyond contributing to the ecological, genetic, and health integrity of natural populations, the Program facilitates the exchange of experiences and promotes in-depth scientific research. Essentially, it bolsters traditional initiatives that previously operated independently, providing them with momentum and encouraging collaboration in a profoundly impactful manner.

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Who is it aimed at

Public authorities, private institutions, companies, non-governmental organizations, researchers and universities all feature in the Program's list of participants and supporters. The government and private institutions involved in each project bring a diversity of methods and professionals, enriching the work as a group.

Are you interested in supporting or joining the Program? Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have or to discuss how to initiate partnership proposals.

Program results

The experts dedicated to the six species of parrots under the Program regularly convene to discuss best practices, address daily challenges, refine field methodologies, and pursue new breakthroughs. These gatherings facilitate knowledge exchange and the enhancement of diverse working approaches.

Moreover, the Program endeavors to establish a nationwide network, particularly to combat wildlife trafficking. It has organized workshops involving state environmental agencies, as well as the Environmental, Federal, and Federal Highway Police. In total, 494 representatives participated in courses and meetings aimed at addressing this critical issue. These events were held across nine states: Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, São Paulo, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Minas Gerais, and Mato Grosso do Sul.

In addition to engaging with Conservation Unit managers, efforts are underway to identify natural areas where the parrot species occur and to spearhead initiatives for their preservation. These activities also involve raising awareness among potential visitors and local residents. To date, approximately 300 managers have been briefed about the species, contributing valuable data and participating in the Program's initiatives.

Currently, the Program is hosting the Brazilian Psittacidae Studies Week. Held online every April to coincide with World Psittacidae Day, the 2021 edition saw over 2,800 participants, featuring 20 lectures and representatives from 30 institutions. The primary goal of the event is to disseminate knowledge about the species, its threats, and conservation opportunities to a wide audience.

The Program also produces a range of environmental education and awareness materials, including videos, web series, bioboletins, brochures, and booklets. One notable success story is the production of a sticker album, which has been enthusiastically embraced in educational activities and by members of civil society.





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