Macaw Mountain and Bird Park Reserve
Created in 2001, in Honduras, the Macaw Mountain Bird Park and Nature Reserve is located close to the Mayan archaeological site of Copán, listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Many representations of the sacred Ara macaw are found in this major site of the ancient Mayan civilization. The bird is nowadays a national symbol of Honduras.
Known as a bird rescue, rehabilitation and release center, The Macaw Mountain and Bird Park Reserve’s original aim is to provide proper care and food to birds seized or confiscated by local authorities or abandoned, such as toucans, parrots and macaws.
But since 2010, thanks to the results and to a local, national and international cooperation, the project goes even further. The Macaw Mountain actively contribute to restore free-flying populations of macaws to the Copán valley and to other territories of Honduras. Its mission is also to raise awareness and to promote the conservation of this cultural and natural heritage through an education program dedicated to schools in rural villages.