Rio & Rio 2 Movies Help Conservation Efforts

Call it anthropomorphism, but any movies that brings Spix’s Macaws to the attention of the general public and highlights the reasons they are now extinct in the wild is a good thing!  The first movie showed the evils of poachers and the black market wildlife trade.  The second movies highlights the ravages of deforestation by illegal loggers.  What I really loved about this interview is that Russ Mittermeier, the president of Conservation International has actual footage of the last wild Spix’s Macaw!.  I blogged about them a couple years ago and where they used to be found in Brazil.  I hope that someday, they will fly freely and safely there again!