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Jamie Gilardi, PhD

Jamie Gilardi, PhD

COVID-19: A message From Executive Director, Jamie Gilardi

Mar 21, 2020

As I write today, I was meant to be on a plane heading for Puerto Rico, where our partners had planned to release a new group of parrots into the wild – a wonderfully hopeful step to aid the recovery of one of the world’s rarest birds, the Puerto Rican Amazon.  As it turns out, both Puerto Rico and...

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Jamie Gilardi, PhD

Wild parrots at Rio Abajo

Oct 14, 2017

Many thanks for your response to the crisis in Puerto Rico - it has been uplifting to see the outpouring of concern. We have had good news from the Rio Abajo aviary: the project team has confirmed sightings of wild Puerto Rican Amazons.  

"We've counted groups of wild iguaca in Rio Abajo. A...

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Jamie Gilardi, PhD

Their forests were decimated…

Oct 04, 2017

“The aviary took massive damage during the storm, and the Rio Abajo forest can barely be called a forest anymore.”  
~ Tanya Martínez, Conservation Biologist on site at Rio Abajo Aviary, Puerto Rico

With sustained winds at 155mph, Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on September 20, cutting...

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