We honestly hesitated to visit this institution as we absolutely despise zoos. But we learned from our Pantanal guides and locals that this park is in fact a sanctuary, providing a safe haven for rescued birds that have suffered from trafficking and mistreatment, and ensuring they receive the best possible quality of life.
The Iguaçu forest is one of the most important Atlantic Rainforest remnants on the planet, and Parque das Aves is located right in the heart of this forest. It aims at creating a positive impact on the Atlantic Rainforest birds, which are currently facing one of the worst conservation crises in the world. By visiting this park, we could learn more about what can be done to help reverse this situation and support their conservation work dedicated to preserving and protecting the wildlife and their habitats.
Parque das Aves takes conservation seriously, assessing threats to species and promoting actions for those in need of special attention. They fund projects that prevent extinction or contribute to species recovery. According to their website, depending on priorities and strategies, Parque das Aves also develops or executes their own conservation projects, which include the Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot Project, Red-browed Amazon Parrot Project, and the Birds of Iguaçu Project.
You can enter into the five immersion aviaries with the opportunity to closely encounter various birds from the Atlantic Rainforest. Among them are the Black-fronted Piping-Guan, Alagoas Curassow, the Toco Toucan with its impressive beak, and a flock of nearly 100 macaws. Our goal is to promote appreciation and admiration for the natural beauty that surrounds us, and to contribute to the conservation of the Atlantic Rainforest and its inhabitants. At Parque das Aves, we provide a safe haven for rescued birds that have suffered from trafficking and mistreatment, ensuring they receive the best possible quality of life.
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