BORN TO BE WILD!
One Earth Conservation Spring 2019 Fundraiser
In spring in Central America, many young parrots are trying to fledge from April to June, such as these endangered yellow naped amazon babies will be doing soon. But, so many others want to keep them from fledging - in Honduras alone, 15 nests have already been poached this spring!
This is hard and challenging work! One Earth's partners and teams are volunteering and putting in extra hours to try to save these birds, sometimes risking their own lives, even though we don't have the funds budgeted to pay them for this urgent work. We have 11 villages and over 125 people involved in parrot conservation in Honduras. In Nicaragua, they are scrambling to raise funds and recruit new villagers to help with nest patrols, and have already scared away potential poachers. This is a critical year, due to economic pressures in Latin America that increases the motivation to poach parrots for income.
Some of our people on the ground are also saving chicks that have a hard time fledging. They fall to the ground and are then vulnerable to predators. But our people are there to save them, such as four chicks in Nicaragua who would have died last year without aid. And another three have been rescued this year, with more coming as fledging season hits full force.
Despite our small size, One Earth is a leading nonprofit collaborating with local people in Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Paraguay. Help us to help the people committed to keeping their parrots flying free in their native countries. We pay care takers and rangers, many of whom were formerly poachers, from $7 to $20 a day. You don't have to give much to help and join the team working so hard to save these precious birds. Make a tax-deductible gift today. We cannot do this work without you!
Protect a Nest for One Day
Support protecting one wild nest in Latin America for one day.
Feed a Rescued Parrot
Support feeding one rescued chick or adult parrot for one month.
Buy Needed Field
Support the purchase of a pair of binoculars and a compass for community or youth members of Parrot Conservation Corps in Latin America.
Tree Protection $1,000
Protect a tree in Latin America where parrots like to nest.
You may also mail a check for any amount to:
One Earth Conservation
c/o Gail Koelln, Co-Director
82-52 211 Street
Hollis Hills, NY 11427
A copy of One Earth Conservation's latest New York State Charities Annual Report may be obtained, upon request, from the organization at 82-52 211 Street, Hollis Hills, NY 11427 or from the New York State Attorney General's Charities Bureau at Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10271.
Support wild parrot conservation at a level that works for you. Please consider giving a monthly recurring donation!