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The Scarlet Macaw in Guatemala and El Salvador: 
2008 Status and Future Possibilities

Findings and Recommendations from a Species Recovery Workshop
9-15 March 2008
Guatemala City and Flores, Petén, Guatemala

Consejo Nacional de Áreas Protegidas-CONAP, Guatemala
Wildlife Conservation Society, Guatemala and USA
SalvaNATURA, El Salvador
Aviarios Mariana, Guatemala
ARCAS, Guatemala
Amigos de las Aves USA, USA
Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center, USA
Columbia University, USA
American Museum of Natural History, USA
Parque Zoológico Nacional, El Salvador
Reyna Tours, El Salvador
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  Executive Summary

1.0  Workshop Introduction

  Program of the Scarlet Macaw Species Survival Workshop
(Cover pages, Executive Summary, Table of Contents, Chapter 1, Chapter 2)

3.0  Background, Rationale, Objectives, and Outcomes

4.0  Reintroduction of the Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) to El Salvador: Phase I, Feasibility

5.0  Scarlet Macaw Breeding Aviaries and Genetic Considerations

6.0  WCS Scarlet Macaw Conservation Program and Monitoring Sites

7.0 Population Viability Analysis (PVA) and VORTEX Modeling

8.0  Disease Issues in Reintroduction and Testing Recommendations

9.0  Scarlet Macaw In-situ Management

10.0  Scarlet Macaw Reintroduction, Release, and Population Management

11.0  Potential Future Scarlet Macaw Program Activities in Guatemala and El Salvador

12.0  Workshop Accomplishments and Future Directions in Guatemala

APPENDIX   Molecular Genetics as a Conservation Management Tool
                       for Scarlet Macaws (Ara macao) in La Selva Maya

APPENDIX   Summary of Parameters for VORTEX Runs

Suggested citation:

Boyd, J.D. and R.B McNab, Editors. 2008.  The Scarlet Macaw in Guatemala and El Salvador: 2008 Status and Future Possibilities. Findings and Recommendations from a Species Recovery Workshop 9-15 March 2008, Guatemala City and Flores, Petén, Guatemala. Wildlife Conservation Society Guatemala Program, 178 pp. 

Boyd, J.D. y R.B McNab, Editors. 2008. La Guacamaya Roja en Guatemala y El Salvador:  Estado Actual en 2008 y Posibilidades en el Futuro. Hallazgos y Recomendaciones de un Taller para la Recuperación de la Especie 9-15 de Marzo de 2008, Ciudad de Guatemala y Flores, Petén, Guatemala. Programa de Guatemala de Sociedad Para Conservación de Vida Silvestre, 167 pp.