The Macaw Society presence in the “II Ornithological Congress of the Americas”

Thrilled to announce the success of the “Innovations in Psittacine Release from a diversity of perspectives” symposium at the II Ornithological Congress of the Americas. Global experts shared invaluable insights into parrot reintroduction, including the Lear’s Macaw, Green-winged Macaw, Vinaceous-breasted Amazon, Yellow-naped Amazon, and Grey-breasted Parakeet. Ground-breaking efforts to bring back Spix’s Macaw were also highlighted. The symposium explored the challenges, advances, and innovative strategies in parrot reintroduction. Thank you to our co-directors, Dr.Donald Brightsmith and Dr. Erika Pacifico, for their exceptional leadership!

Speakers from the Symposium “Innovations in Psittacine Release from a diversity of perspectives” that was part of the 2023 II Ornithological Congress of the Americas

Symposium Speakers:

  • Erica C. Pacifico (Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo)
  • Marianela Massat (Fundación Rewilding Argentina)
  • Thomas White (United States Fish and Wildlife Service, USA)
  • Aline Cristina Sant’Anna (Department of Zoology, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil)
  • Fabio Nunes (AQUASIS)
  • Carlos de Araujo (Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana)
  • Cromwell Purchase (Association for the Conservation of Threatened Parrots, Brazil)
  • Donald J. Brightsmith (Texas A&M University)