The ARA Project
Macaw Conservation in Costa Rica
The ARA Project is a Costa Rican licensed zoological park and non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the two native macaw species of Costa Rica: the endangered Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguus) and the Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao).
The ARA Project operates a breeding program and reintroduction projects in conjunction with MINAE (Costa Rican Ministry of Environment and Energy). The ARA Project’s breeding center has the largest collection of Great Green Macaws in the world.
The ARA Project’s breeding center needs to relocate urgently! Read more about the emergency on our blog here. Donations can be made by PayPal and will go directly to financing the relocation. To read how checks and deposits can be made payable to The ARA Project, go here.
Meet The ARA Project
The breeding center (located only ten minutes from the national airport) is a licensed zoological park that can be visited.
To schedule a visit, please call or email. The breeding center is open year round.
$20 per person