Wild golden conures are endangered due to poaching and deforestation.
The Golden Conure has a small population that has suffered further from loss of habitat and heavy trapping for the international bird trade. The loss of its roosting and nesting trees has necessitated the purchase of key habitat to preserve breeding areas. WPT and the Golden Conure Survival Fund begun by Glenn Reynolds have helped raise a total of US $54,000 to help this species. Initial work was begun by Dr. Carlos Yamashita and has been continued by biologist Toa Kyle.
1. Prevent trapping of golden conures for the bird trade.
2. Promote eco-tourism as alternate employment for poachers.
3. Promote research projects that help save the species from extinction.