Hyacinth Macaw Institute

Instituto Arara Azul

The HYACINTH MACAW INSTITUTE is a non-governmental organization focused on promoting environmental conservation. The Institute has been developing conservation research projects in the Pantanal for 31 years, among them the Hyacinth Macaw Project. These actions have contributed to the long-term maintenance of healthy hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) populations living in the wild within their natural habitat.

Our mission is to promote the conservation of biodiversity, in seeking efficient uses of natural resources to better quality of life.

The Hyacinth Macaw Institute relies on partnership arrangements with a variety of individuals and companies, including many who have been with us for 30 years, such as Toyota and the Toyota do Brasil Foundation. In 2021, our cadre of sponsors consisted of Toyota, Toyota do Brasil Foundation, Zurich Zoo, WCS-Brazil, Loro Parque Foundation, WWF Brazil, Instituto Neoenergia, Sicredi, Granado, and Naples Zoo. We also received support from Uniderp, Caiman Ecological Refuge, SOS Pantanal, Parrots International, and the godparents that participated in the Adopt a Nest and Adopt a Chick Campaigns. We also count on the media, which is an important ally in the task of disseminating research results.

In 2019, HARI Conservation supported the Hyacinth Macaw Project by sponsoring a nest in the Pantanal, as part of the annual Adopt a Nest Campaign. This campaign began in 2014 as a means to strengthen the Hyacinth Macaw Project in the Pantanal area of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. Each year, we release a new edition of the campaign, which relies on the renewal of existing adoptions and the formation of new ones.

By promoting the Hyacinth Macaw Project on its website, HARI Conservation encourages other companies and individuals to support the actions of the Hyacinth Macaw Institute, as they did in 2019, however possible at: support.