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Neiva Guedes

President of Instituto Arara Azul / Coordinator of the Arara Azul Project and Urban Birds Project - Macaws in the City

Neiva M. R. Guedes earned an undergraduate degree in Biology from UFMS (1987), a master’s in Forestry Science from ESALQ/USP (1993), and a doctorate in Zoology from UNESP/Botucatu (2009). She is a professor and researcher in the Master’s Program in Environment and Regional Development of the Universidade Anhanguera – Uniderp. She is the president of the Instituto Arara Azul.

Since 1990, she has worked for and coordinated the Blue Macaw Project, where she has developed studies of the basic biology and monitoring of the endangered species Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus. She promotes nature conservation management and environmental education activities. She is a member of the “Committee for the Conservation and Management of the Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)”, the “Committee for the Conservation and Management of the Lear’s Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari)”, and the “Workgroup for the Recovery of the Spix’s Macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii)” coordinated by IBAMA. She is a member of the board of Parrots International.

Her works have been published as book chapters, journal articles, and for conferences, and she has also given numerous lectures in Brazil and abroad.

Areas of expertise: Biology, management, conservation.

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