The Macaw reintroduction project has released 71 macaws over the last 10 years. The project has been very successful with breeding pairs having young for the last 5 years.
The Sea Turtle Restoration Project has been ongoing for the last 15 years. It aims to protect sea turtle eggs from being poached and to increase the survival rate of the baby turtles. Both projects have to be monitored and data collected. Binoculars, cameras and GPS are needed to track the macaw’s behavior and GPS and torches are needed for ongoing fieldwork in the sea turtle project.
Batteries of All Sizes, Binoculars, Digital Camera (Small) with Memory Stick, GPS (Handheld), Torches/Flashlights
Sneakers/Trainers (New or Gently Used)
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.