The Selva Maya is a key nesting region for the critically endangered species of scarlet macaws, in Guatemala, Mexico, and Belize.

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🌿The Selva Maya is a key nesting region for the critically endangered species of scarlet macaws, in Guatemala, Mexico, and Belize. Loss of habitat and illegal poaching for the pet trade on the black market has reduced the region’s population over time. Wilmer Guerra, FCD’s BRIM Technician, attended a trinational task force meeting held in Guatemala where members of the three countries reported on their biomonitoring efforts. FCD presented on its ongoing biomonitoring effort of the iconic scarlet macaw in the Chiquibul, as well as on its citizen science program. Other institutions attending for Belize included the Forest Department, WCS Belize and CSFI.🍃