On May 23, 2017, personnel from Harvest Caye, accompanied by Edgar Correa of the Belize Forestry Department, removed a juvenile Scarlet Macaw from Belize Bird Rescue to add to Harvest Caye's wildlife exhibits. Belize Bird Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitating and releasing rescued wildlife, strongly objected to this action, arguing that the bird was healthy and a good release candidate and should not be kept permanently in captivity. The confiscation was also condemned by the Belize Audubon Society and has become a significant controversy for the resort.
See also [ edit ]
- Little Stirrup Cay - a private island used by Royal Caribbean Cruises
- Castaway Cay - a private island used by Disney Cruise Line
- Great Stirrup Cay - another private island by Norwegian Cruise Line
References [ edit ]
- "Norwegian Cruise Line unveils Harvest Caye to first visitors". The San Pedro Sun. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
- Lay, Daniel. "Wildlife Exhibits on a Private Caribbean Island". Gutter Curator. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
- "Big Red the Scarlet Macaw; imprisoned at Harvest Caye". The San Pedro Sun. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
- "Big Red Swept Off to Harvest Caye to Be Held Captive". Love FM. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
- "Harvest Caye Can't Have 'Big Red'". edition.channel5belize.com. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
- "Animal Conservation Community Challenges Harvest Caye". 7 News Belize. 30 May 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
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