26. Restoring the Spix’s Macaw habitat

AWWP secures important Spix’s Macaw habitat

After seven months of negotiations and navigating legal minefields, the Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation (AWWP), owned and founded by H.E. Sheikh Saoud Bin Mohd. Bin Ali Al-Thani, is proud to announce the purchase of Concordia Farm.

Located in Brazil, Bahia State in the district of Curaca, the 2,200 hectare Concordia Farm is within the most historically significant range of the Spix’s Macaw. One of the last recorded sightings of wild Spix’s Macaw amongst the Caraibeira Trees lining the Melancia Creek – which flows through the property – was during October 2000. Concordia Farm was also the base of the Spix’s Macaw field project, which operated throughout the 1990’s, until completion in 2002. In 1995, the release of the only captive Spix’s Macaw back into the wild, was from this location.

AWWP secured Concordia Farm for the Spix’s Macaw and plans to allow it to return to a more natural state by removing domestic livestock. In the long term, we hope that this land will prove to be a valuable habitat resource for plans in the future to re-establish Spix’s Macaws back to the wild.

 AWWP owned Concordia Farm which is a part of historic range of the Spix’s Macaw
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