The European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) for the Hyacinth macaw from 1989 to 1998: Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus

Authors

  • H. LÜCKER,

    1. Director, Zoo Dresden, Tiergartenstrasse 1, 01219 Dresden, Germany and Scientific Director, Pare Paradisio, Domaine de Cambron, B-7940 Cambron-Casteau, Belgium
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  • S. PATZWAHL

    1. Director, Zoo Dresden, Tiergartenstrasse 1, 01219 Dresden, Germany and Scientific Director, Pare Paradisio, Domaine de Cambron, B-7940 Cambron-Casteau, Belgium
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Abstract

In 1989 the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) for the Hyacinth macaw Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus was founded following concerns about the status of the wild population and the lack of breeding success in captivity. In 1993 management guidelines were developed and published, and these were revised in 1996 to bring them into line with EEP guidelines for other species. Problematic aspects of breeding, hand-rearing and diet are discussed, and several detailed guidelines to facilitate successful breeding in captivity are given.

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