Save a Parrot Nest!

by Paso Pacifico
Save a Parrot Nest!
Save a Parrot Nest!
Save a Parrot Nest!
Save a Parrot Nest!
Save a Parrot Nest!
Save a Parrot Nest!
Save a Parrot Nest!
Save a Parrot Nest!
Save a Parrot Nest!
Save a Parrot Nest!


Farmers in rural Central America sometimes sell wildlife when they need income. You could help them choose to protect wildlife instead. With your help, we will give farmers cash rewards when they locate and protect endangered yellow-naped Amazon parrot nests. Your gift will provide much-needed income to farmers while also enabling biologists to monitor the parrots and their successful entry into the wild. With your support, we will protect ten nests in 2024.

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Life can be difficult in Central America's countryside, especially during the dry season when crops are minimal. Rural farmers turn to forests to hunt and harvest materials for income for their families. A farmer can earn a month's income by simply climbing a tree and taking a parrot's nest to sell to a middleman who trafficks wildlife. As a result of the illegal wildlife trade, the yellow-naped Amazon parrot is in critical danger of extinction.


You can help save a parrot by rewarding a farmer who protects them. Your support will help us communicate with farmers about the parrot nest incentive program and enable us to monitor nest activity. Farmers who commit to protecting the nests will receive payments for their efforts when the baby parrots hatch and successfully leave the nest. Conservation incentive payments work because farmers can earn more by protecting the parrots than by selling them to an illegal market.

Long-Term Impact

The yellow-naped Amazon parrot is an important seed disperser in the tropical dry forest of Central America. During its lifetime, this parrot can seed tens of thousands of trees. This species is also culturally important because of its loud and joyful calls in the forest. By helping critically endangered yellow-naped Amazon parrots to nest successfully your gift will help forests to grow, will provide much-needed income to people, and will help the species recover and thrive in the wild.


Organization Information

Paso Pacifico

Location: Ventura, CA - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @pasopacifico
Project Leader:
sarah otterstrom
Ventura , CA United States

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