For many years, El Salvador has been overlooked for conservation. The need is now extremely urgent. With fewer than 500 wild birds left in the country, the yellow-naped Amazon parrot, a cultural icon and household companion for many, is in danger of extinction. The Salvadoran nonprofit FUNZEL and US-based nonprofit Paso Pacífico have joined forces to create this special fund fully dedicated to saving this species from extinction. We ask for your help to protect these birds.
If fully funded, our ambitious project can increase El Salvador's population of yellow-naped Amazon parrots by 10% next year. In addition to directly protecting new nests and providing health checkups to the growing nestlings, we will work with social influencers to start permanently changing the culture around the parrot trade for the better.
FUNZEL and Paso Pacífico will work together with other partners such as El Salvador's Ministerio de Medio Ambiente and members of the country's national alliance for yellow-naped Amazon parrots.