Endangered Species Program
Conserving the Nature of America

Featured Species | Great Green Macaw (07:16)

Host: Sarah Leon with Eric Horstman

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Great green macaw.
Photo credit: Alois Staudacher


Status: Proposed Endangered / July 6, 2012
Scientific Name: Ara ambiguus
Description: The great green macaw has small populations in Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. It is estimated that only 1,000 to 3,000 individuals remain in the wild today.
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Last updated: August 31, 2012