ASOPROLAPA, was born at the end of 1996 with the following purpose: “To assure the survival of the Red Macaw through a program of controlled reproduction under captivity, on the Nicoya Peninsula”.
The breeding place is situated next to the Barceló Tambor Beach Hotel on an area of approximately 2.5 acres including the Reproduction, Breeding, Quarantine, and Environmental Education Areas, with access to the public.
It represents in its first phase, being a conservationist project.
After 10 years of experimenting and field work, we got to establish the first group of birds belonging to the third generation, properly rehabilitated to be liberated.
This is how ASOPROLAPA reaches the second phase of the project and starts its labor on the preservation and ecological enrichment of the Nicoya Peninsula.
On February 16 2007 the first 10 red macaws were liberated in Los Delfines Golf & Country Club.
This past March 2009, our organization just liberated 30 Macaws more from the Pre-liberation Area at Los Delfines Golf and Country Club
By today Los Delfines Golf & Country Club counts with a population of 72 Red Macaws in freedom.
We check the progress of the birds that have been released on daily basis, which have shown their ability to use the area’s resources in an effective way. We have planted about twenty different species of trees to make it easier for the birds to find their naturally food and favorite refuges to rest and play, and we have even worked on the building of artificial nests, some of which have been already used by some of the birds.
But our work does not end here; our goal is to get to release a total of 200 birds to establish a biologically viable population!
Biol. Vernon Arias Vega