Join us in Belize for a Great Field Experience

The Scarlet Macaw Protection Program is a conservation initiative between the Wildlife Institute (WI), the Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic (BWRC) and Friends for Conservation & Development (FCD).

The purpose of the Scarlet Macaw Protection Program is to support a specific Scarlet Macaw population in the Chiquibul Forest; which is under heavy poaching threat. The conservation strategy is to remove chicks from nest sites that are under heaviest threat of poaching, and for which security provision is most prohibitive. Chicks are reared with the aim to be reintroduced into the wild. As veterinary interns, your primary objective is to provide husbandry and medical care to Scarlet Macaw chicks. Daily duties will include feeding and cleaning, weighing and monitoring chick health, and providing medical care, as needed, under supervision or with assistance of BWRC or FCD staff.


Sign up for 1-2 Month Internships from April – August 

Email our Program Manager Justin Ford for details on WI’s Scarlet Macaw Guardian Program.