Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Endangered macaw struggles back...

The once critically endangered Lear's macaw (similar to the Hyacinth macaw but a bit smaller in size and not quite as explosive in color) is fighting its way back from the edge:

Rare Blue Parrot Back from the Brink of Extinction - The Lear’s Macaw, a striking blue parrot found in northeastern Brazil, has been downlisted from Critically Endangered (the highest threat category) to Endangered as a direct result of conservation action, revealed the 2009 update to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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