Help Protect the Amazon So Macaws and Other Wildlife Have a Place to Call Home

A scene of macaws in the Amazon from the film RIO 2

The Amazon is a remarkable place. One in ten of all known species live there. It’s one of the last refuges for jaguars, harpy eagles and pink dolphins. And the Amazon is home to more than a thousand different species of birds—including the amazing macaw.

With the help of Twentieth Century Fox's RIO 2, WWF is shining a light on the Amazon and all the wildlife that call it home. In RIO 2, the main characters Blu, Jewel, and their three young macaws travel deep into the Amazonian rain forest to find other blue macaws and discover their roots.

An icon of the Amazon, macaws are highly intelligent and social, living in flocks of 10 to 30 birds. Their squawks and screams echo through the forest canopy. Some species can even mimic human speech. But Macaws are under threat from deforestation and the illegal pet trade.

WWF has worked to protect the Amazon for more than 40 years, not only for macaws, but for all the wildlife and people who rely on its landscape. By creating networks of protected tropical forest—including one larger than the state of California —we help safeguard the Amazon for generations. We’re also working to phase out the import of wild birds to the US and fighting wildlife crime around the globe.

Rio 2 DVD

About the Partnership

The Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios animated film RIO 2 is helping WWF protect the Macaw and their habitat through the home entertainment release of RIO 2 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is donating $100,000 to WWF to support our conservation efforts in the Amazon.

About the Film

Welcome to the jungle...of fun! The cast of the animated hit comedy Rio returns — along with a new flock of all-star voice talent, including Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth and more — in this high-flying sequel for the whole family. The party continues when Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and their three kids take a walk on the wild side and embark on a colorful, comical, music-filled journey through the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit into his new surroundings, he goes beak-to-beak with the villainous Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law!

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