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Lear’s Macaw Down Listed To “Endangered” Listing

The Lear’s macaw has been down listed from “Critically Endangered” to “Endangered” as a direct result of conservation action.

By The BirdChannel News Division
Posted: July 1, 2009, 6 p.m. EDT

The Lear’s macaw has been down listed from “Critically Endangered” to “Endangered” as a direct result of conservation action, revealed the 2009 update to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.

The population of Lear’s macaws is estimated to be 960 birds, according to the American Bird Conservancy and its Brazilian partner Fundação Biodiversitas. Both groups have worked to save the macaw’s primary nesting and roosting cliffs, and together have purchased and protected nearly 4,000 acres of habitat to help assure the species’ survival.

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This is great news but what about Spix and Blue-Throat
Ian, Davidson, NC
Posted: 1/31/2011 4:16:29 PM
Great news. What about Indonesia? Are the still killing Moluccan Cockatoos? I'm hearing about a population of 2,000 and falling.
Charles, Orlando, FL
Posted: 2/25/2010 10:53:00 AM
Great, this type of Macaw is making a come back.
Dan, Sandy Valley, NV
Posted: 8/26/2009 6:39:33 AM
That is good news. The Lear's macaw seems to be heading in the right direction!
Marie, LB, CA
Posted: 7/29/2009 11:14:54 AM
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