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Blue-throated Macaw

“ Blue-Throated Macaw” 9″x12″ Watercolor Painting by Andrea Realpe   The Blue-throated Macaws are Critically Endangered according to BirdLife. Popolation size is about 400 in the wild. Threats to these beautiful birds include illegal pet trade and loss of habitat. They are considered the rarest species of macaw in the world. They are located in Bolivia and Trinidad. Macaws are often called barba azul in Spanish, meaning “blue beard,” because of the vibrant blue covering their throats. Thankfully there are conservation organizations such as Association Armoniato to preserve the habitat in Bolivia which not only protects the blue-throated macaw, but also neighboring species like jaguars, pumas and maned wolves. This painting is a tribute to the blue-throated macaw. I will be submitting the original painting of the blue-throated macaw to the Sketch For Survival fundraiser art competition set up by  @explorersagainstextinction Explorers Against Extinction is a wildlife conservation trust w