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articles and papers on the Spix's Macaw program by
Natasha Schischakin have been published either in the general
press or presented at conferences and focus on avicultural
Management and Conservation Programs for Parrots: Can
Public and Private Sector Collaboration Work?©" (PDF
Schischakin. American Zoo and Aquarium Association
(AZA) Conference Proceedings. This paper provides a
detailed overview of the ex-situ captive breeding
efforts of two highly endangered species (the Spix's macaw
and the St. Vincent Amazon). It analyses and evaluates the
breeding success rates between the privately owned birds
and those that are held in the public sector (and who have
given ownership back to the respective governments).
"Update on the Last wild Spix's
Macaw©" Natasha Schischakin. American Federation of
Aviculture (AFA) Watchbird. This is an update on the disappearance
of the last Spix's macaw from the wild and the conclusion
that this species is extinct in the wild.
"The Spix's Macaw Conservation
Program: A Non-Extinction Story©" Natasha Schischakin.
American Federation of Aviculture Watchbird, 1999 Nov/Dec.
This article was the first time the history of the conservation
program was published, detailing the first ten years of
the program since its inception in 1989.
"The Last Spix's Macaw
Disappears" Press Release from the Brazilian Institute
for Environment and Natural Renewable Resources (IBAMA).
Prepared by Natasha Schischakin and disseminated through
IBAMA to officially announce the disappearance of the last
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