The trust said about 130 blue-throated macaws survived in the wild
Six rare parrots which have been bred in
are being flown to a new life in the wild in . Bolivia
The Blue Throated Macaws are heading to South America, 6,000 miles away (9,660 km) from their home at
in Hayle. Paradise Park
It is part of a project to re-populate parrots in the wild organised by the World Parrot Trust based in
The trust said current figures show up to 120 Blue Throated Macaws live in the wild in
The numbers have reduced by more than 50% compared to 2007, when there were 250 in
Earlier figures show there were 1,000 of the birds living in the wild in 1980.
'Quite a boost'
They are now only found in Llanos de Mojos in northern
David Woolcock, the curator of
where the trust is based, said: "I can't emphasise enough how rare these
birds are. Paradise Park