The hyacinth macaw, the largest species of parrot in the world, will now be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. At risk from deforestation and illegal harvest for the pet trade across Central and South America, only three small populations of this magnificent bird remain, the largest in Brazil.
For a species to be considered endangered by the IUCN it must meet certain quantitative criteria which are designed to classify taxa facing "a very high risk of exintction". An even higher risk is faced by critically endangered species, which meet the quantitative criteria for endangered species. Critically endangered birds are listed ...
Endangered Species Day is on May 17, 2013. Keep checking this list for more parrot information. Learn more about Endangered Species Day at the official website here.. The Lear’s macaw (Anodorhynchus leari) is named after English illustrator and poet Edward Lear.The Lear’s macaw is found only in the state of Bahia in northeastern Brazil.
How many parrot species are endangered? Sadly, almost a third of the world's parrot species is under threat of extinction. Parrots have the largest number of threatened species of all bird families. Some of the world's most critcally endangered parrots include the:
The Funds for Endangered Parrots (FbP) (German: Fonds für bedrohte Papageien) is a German non-governmental organisation (NGO) in the field of species conservation, which supports and operates projects worldwide for endangered parrot species. History. A working group for parrots was established in 1989 within the ...
Of the three parrot species that inhabited U.S. territory at the turn of the twentieth century, all but one, the Puerto Rican Parrot became extinct by the 1940’s. The decline of the island’s parrot population over five centuries is directly related to the rise in human population.
The world's most endangered parrots and allies Click image to enlarge The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species evaluates the conservation status of plant and animal species. The list is based on scientific assessment of an organism's status by experts.
This species faces immediate and significant threats, primarily from deforestation, the pet trade, the risk of disease transmission, predation, inadequate regulatory mechanisms, and hurricanes. On March 12, 2013, the Service listed the yellow-billed parrot as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Federal Register (Final Rule)
There are at least eighteen bird species and bird sub-species listed on the endangered birds list that are native to North America. All of these birds are declining in population and will decline to the point where each and all of these categorized birds will become extinct.
The following is a list of Birds of concern. This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total at the bottom of this page as an official count of endangered birds of the world is not recommended.For more information on what species are listed on this site, please visit our About Us page.