The “Adopt a Nest” campaign aims to support the Hyacinth Macaw Project’s actions at Pantanal, through researches and and natural and artificial nests monitoring. The sponsorship of these nests, through the adoption, will provide Pantanal biodiversity maintenance: so much for the hyacinth macaws as to other animal species that can be found in the same cavities.
As they are selective birds, 90% of their nests are found only in Manduvi, a tree species that is decreasing in nature due to wear and tear over time. To meet the demand, artificial nests were created by the Institute’s team of biologists and installed in nature. The speed of loss of natural nests is much greater than the appearance of new nests, therefore, management carried out in natural and artificial nests to increase the number of cavities available for the macaws results in positive increases for the species. That’s why our campaign for the adoption of nests is so important.
In the reproductive period of 2019, for example, just in the Region of Miranda – Pantanal Sul, a total of 1,106 monitorings were carried out (climbing and descending from each nest). On average, 10 nests were monitored per day. A nest can be monitored more than once a month, depending on the need. In total, 109 nests were monitored, 62 natural and 47 artificial. Thirty-seven percent of these cavities were active by hyacinth macaws.
In total, 713 nests are registered, 425 of which are natural and 288 artificial (including Pantanal of Mato Grosso).