Project work began in the Nhecolândia Pantanal with the support of the Fazenda Nhumirim of the Pantanal Center from Agriculture and Livestock Research – CPAP Embrapa and 13 other properties in the region. Later, at the invitation of the owners of the Pousada Arara Azul, the Project expanded to the Abobral Pantanal.
Currently, the Project focuses its research efforts in the Miranda region, because it has a Field Base in the Caiman Ecological Refuge (R.E.C.). Starting from this point, the Project is able to expand its macaw monitoring efforts to a radius of more than 57 farms in this region and other neighboring areas.
In the Mato Grosso region, research is carried out in order to monitor and track the population of hyacinth macaws in the Barão de Melgaço and Perigara regions in the Pantanal. Due to the high costs of travel and the difficult access to this region by researchers, the work is normally concentrated and carried out during the breeding period of hyacinth macaws (from July to December).
In other regions of Brazil, such as Tocantins, São Paulo and Bahia, there are researchers associated with Instituto Arara Azul, carrying out monitoring work on nests and baby birds (macaws as well as other species), under the guidance of Neiva Guedes.
In 2016, the first hyacinth macaw nest in the region of Campo Grande-MS was registered, thus marking the species’ arrival in that city. To get to know more about the work performed in this region, click on Learn More.