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About Spixs Macaw The Race To Save The Worlds Rarest Bird

An environmental parable for our times – the story of a beautiful blue bird meeting its nemesis at the end of the 20th-century.


In December 1897 the Reverend F. G. Dutton lamented that ‘there are so many calls on a parson’s purse, that he cannot always treat himself to expensive parrots.’ He was hoping to purchase a Spix’s Macaw, a rare and beautiful parrot found in a remote area of Brazil. Today, the parson’s search would be in vain. By the turn of the millennium only one survivor, a lone male, existed in the wild.


Spix’s Macaw tells the hearbreaking story of a unique band of brilliant blue birds – who talk, fall in love, and grieve – struggling against the forces of extinction and their own desirability. By the second half of the 20th-century the birds became gram for gram more valuable than heroin; so valuable that they drew up to $40,000 on the black markets. When, in 1990, only one was found to be living in the wild, an emergency international rescue operation was launched and an amnesty declared, allowing private collectors to come forward with their illegal birds, possible mates for the last wild Spix.


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Title: Spixs Macaw The Race To Save The Worlds Rarest Bird
Author:Juniper Tony
ISBN: 9781841156514
Edition: 2003-05-05
Binding: PAPERBACK
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