Blue Parrots also are known as Cyanopsitta Spixii is an endangered and extinct in the wild, essentially because of catching the birds for trade. The blue macaw achieved global fame through the animated film Rio that was released in 2011. This is a tale about a beguiling blue parrot named Blu who ventures a great many miles to locate the last living female of his species. The 2 macaws fall in love and have kids. While the movie has a cheerful closure, in actuality, Spixii’s macaws have been viewed as extinct since 2000.
The blue macaw, otherwise called a little Cyanopsitta Spixii’s macaw, is a rare Brazilian parrot that was first found in 1819 by Johann Baptist Ritter a German naturalist. When these parrots were discovered they were already considered to be rare, and not many individuals were fortunate enough to see them in the wild.
There are not many pictures of the blue macaw taken in the wild and very few facts documented about them. In the twentieth century, the species was regarded as extinct, until there were 3 birds seen again in 1986.
The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) see the Spixii’s macaw as likely extinct in the wild. Its last known fortress in the wild was in northeastern Bahia, Brazil, and sightings are extremely uncommon. The species is currently kept up in a special center known as the reintroduction center under the sponsorship of the Brazilian government. In 2021, the birds are set to be released into the wild. It has been noted by Brazil’s environment ministry that the global breeding programs for the Spixii’s macaw have increased from 79 in 2012 to 158 in 2018.
Destruction of nature and capturing of the birds for trading are the fundamental explanations behind the close extinction of the parrots.
On the 7th June 2019, the most powerful message yet, that the Spixii’s Macaw will be released into the wild, was conveyed to the world. ACTP (Association for the conservation of threatened parrots) President, Martin Guth met with the Government of Brazil to sign the most noteworthy of agreements. The agreement that ensures the arrival of this little blue parrot to its home, in the Brazilian Caatinga. Furthermore, 7th June 2019 will be recognized as the day that the consent to take the Blue Macaw back to the wild was affirmed.
The foundation of the goal formed the Spixii’s Macaw Release, Breeding and Research Center (RBRC) inside the Cyanopsitta Spixii’s authentic natural surroundings in the Caatinga is presently well in progress, which will be completed by the mid of 2019. Upon fulfillment, the Spixii’s transfer from Germany to the RBRC will be carried out in preparation of the main release of blue macaw into the wild, which is to be taken place in 2021.
The day that we will soon see the Cyanopsitta Spixii’s Macaw flying free in the Caatinga is quickly drawing nearer!