Help us support the parrots BRI is releasing into areas these macaws once lived but are gone from now by providing nesting boxes they need to nest in. Many parrot species only nest in the holes of old growth trees. Since so many have been cut down the birds don’t have a place to put their eggs and raise their hatchlings.
One of the projects we have going right now is planting more trees for these birds so they have more food supplies and eventually more places to roost. In the meantime these boxes provide somewhere they can lay their eggs right now!
In our project in Honduras our panel of experts working to recover the macaws species in Honduras estimate there are only 100 Great Green Macaws left in the wild. These is crucial need for helping their recovery.
These boxes will be placed in trees on land under supervision of appropriate BRI partner NGO conservation organizations through the non-profit and guarded by locals from poachers and illegal logging.
It is not enough to just prepare and release the birds into an area they once lived. We must also make sure there are enough nesting sites (suitable trees) and food sources – preferably not farmers corn fields.
The trees we are planted in out of the way locations on local land owners property – along fence lines, next to roads, not in corn fields, etc. – and deforested ares near our release sites that need reforesting.
We must also make sure the community needs are factored in. Many of the people in these areas live on less than $1 per day. Most don’t have running water or electricity. The local subsistence farmer may have cut down palm trees to make room to grow corn to feed his family but it would be unwise to assume the farmer is happy to share his corn with the birds.
Your tree will help families of birds grow for many years to come!