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Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots

by One Earth Conservation, Inc.
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Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots
Fund 16 Honduran Women Saving Endangered Parrots

Summary

One Earth partners with indigenous people in Honduras to save endangered wild parrots and transform their own lives for the better. The project will sponsor 16 women for 1 year who work at the Parrot Rescue and Liberation Center to care for 12+ parrots confiscated or rescued from poachers until the birds are ready to be released. It will also sponsor them to lead a wildlife conservation club for 25 to 50 children and for the production of 2 signs explaining parrot conservation to visitors.

$5,000
total goal
$1,082
remaining
45
donors
2
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
7
months

Challenge

Once abundant scarlet and great green macaws are now endangered, surviving in Honduras solely in its Miskito region, and yellow-naped amazon parrots are also threatened. The decrease in these birds is largely due to poaching for the illegal wildlife trade. Our Parrot Rescue Center and conservation program also addresses the well-being of mostly indigenous Honduran people, who live in one of the most violent societies in the world (such as Anayda, Manager of the Rescue Center).

Solution

We aim to increase the number of endangered wild parrots in Honduras and empower local people by training and paying them for their work to help the parrots. The Rescue Center is a key aspect of our conservation work and needs continuous financial and logistical support. There are currently 16 women, including Anayda, working at the Center. They care for confiscated and injured birds, lead educational activities for 25-50 children and others and assist with conservation work.

Long-Term Impact

The project is currently the largest wild parrot conservation area in the world protected by community patrols. It has increased the wild scarlet macaw population in Honduras by about 25% and decreased chick poaching rates in 2016 and 2017 from 100% to 0%. In 2018, 103 scarlet macaw nests were identified and protected and 150 chicks fledged. In 2019 poaching dropped from 20% to 9%. About 80 people are now employed as rangers and in the Rescue Center; the goal is to employ a total of 354 people.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.oneearthconservation.org/​
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Documentary about project
Interview with Mama Macaw (Anayda)

Organization Information

One Earth Conservation, Inc.

Location: Hollis Hills, NY - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @OneEarthCon
Project Leader:
Gail Koelln
Hollis Hills, NY United States
$3,918 raised of $5,000 goal
 
66 donations
$1,082 to go
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