Wednesday 15 April 2009.
At sites across the Andes of Colombia, the Palm Sunday celebration held on April 5, 2009, was wax palm free! This is conclusive evidence of the overall success of the 8th campaign to protect the Wax Palm and Yellow-eared Parrot. Environmental authorities, including the police, reported no use of Wax Palm during the procession at important sites where both the wax palm and parrots occur. These wonderful results are largely the product of years of efforts by ProAves staff over ten years, plus the constant support of Fundación Loro Parque.