Pledge for People and Parrots:
Let Their Beauty Remain Free
Join our team and be a part of the solution. Make a donation today by clicking on the yellow donate button! Please consider giving a monthly donation, which is the most cost-effective and steady way to support our work.
One Earth Conservation is an IRS Section 501(c)3 nonprofit, therefore your gift may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Please consult with your tax advisor or the IRS to determine if your donation is deductible.
Support all of our programs at a level that works for you. Suggested donation levels:
$5 improves the lives of "homed" parrots (pets)
$10 pays one local person to patrol and protect nests for one day
$15 feeds a rescued parrot for one week
$25 creates educational materials for children and adults about parrot conservation
$50 buys field supplies
$100 buys veterinary supplies
$500 sponsors a nest
$1,000 supports local conservationists
You can 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.
For their protection, we won’t use their names or countries where they work so courageously and diligently. Let’s just say there is a young man and a woman, and they have devoted recent years of their lives to helping endangered wild parrots in their native country in Latin America. It gives them great meaning to work to preserve what is theirs and contribute to the wildlife, forests, and communities of their homes. They have learned from scratch how to climb trees, monitor nests, protect chicks and their parents, and rehabilitate sick and injured birds. They do all of this all while supporting their families, growing their own food, caring for children and the home, inspiring others in their community to do the same, and saving biodiversity for all of us at the time we need it the most.
Actually, this story is repeating itself right now in five countries in Central and South America, all due to the efforts of One Earth Conservation.And the good news is it is making a difference, both for the parrots AND the people! People now have paid work while taking care of their families, instead of fleeing for a better life somewhere else. They are people who love their birds, trees, habitats, and communities, and truly care, at the most grassroot level, about doing all they can to protect them all. Equally important, more wild parrots and chicks are being protected and surviving to fly free in their native lands. There is still a long way to go, but the trajectory is moving in the right direction.
One Earth Conservation’s community conservation projects are receiving national and international attention and are growing every year, saving more birds and helping more people. For example, due to the efforts of One Earth Conservation and its partners, the endangered scarlet macaw population in Honduras increased from no chicks avoiding poaching and therefore being able to fledge from their nests in 2014, to all avoiding poaching in 2017. In 2018, a total of 103 scarlet macaw nests were monitored and protected and approximately 150 chicks fledged. We also increased the number of acres of parrot habitat actively patrolled to 1.2 million in 2019, with hundreds of people benefiting economically. This project is currently the largest wild parrot conservation area in the world protected by community patrols.
We are doing all this with an annual organization budget of less than $200,000! However, we are reaching our limits at this level of funding and need your help to expand this urgent work to even more people, parrots and countries (we’re already planning to explore expanding to French Guiana and/or Suriname in 2020). It doesn’t take much to help. It costs $10 to pay one local person to patrol and protect nests in one day and $15 feeds a rescued parrot for a week.
There is so much beauty in the Americas, in the people and parrots, and in you. Please join the team supporting people and parrots or, if you are already one of the team, renew your support. Consider giving as generously as you can today to let the beauty in you, be the beauty you do.