We started this project in partnership with IBAMA and BICHOS DA MATA in 2009.
The birds, seized by IBAMA from illegal dealing, mistreat or, in some cases, domesticated birds, are firstly being rehabilitated by the NGOs such as BICHOS DA MATA and others. Once apt to fly, they are brought to our release station, where they first spend a few days in the nursery to be acclimatized and then they are released - reintroduced to nature. Statistics show that 80% of the birds integrate well in nature, nearly 10% of them don’t survive due to predators and 10% of the birds were domesticated for years; these ones become semi-wild and maintain the reference with the base and close contact (however, not intimate anymore) with the people. Every year we can observe the ‘mixed’ couples nesting in our area.
Until the present moment, we have released more than 300 parrots, 60 macaws and several small birds from various species.
At the beginning of our presence in this region, and mainly on the Clarinho river, the giant otters were still seen as …Read more