Our scientists are leading a 25-year captive-breeding program for the Red-browed parrot, South America’s most endangered Amazon parrot. Starting with 11 birds 30 years ago, we have produced a self-sustaining captive population and integrated recovery techniques and methods with Brazilian partners. The Red-brow is now recovering in the wild.
A top priority for long-term captive breeding and management, we hold the only breeding group in North America. Ongoing field surveys and habitat assessments are helping scientists better understand the Red-brow’s ecology as recovery options and conservation policies evolve.