By Bruce Barcott
Taking care of orphaned animals at her personal zoo within the tropical kingdom of Belize, Sharon Matola grew to become one in every of principal America’s maximum flora and fauna defenders. And whilst robust outdoors forces conspired with the neighborhood govt to construct a dam that will flood the nesting floor of the single scarlet macaws in Belize, Matola used to be drawn into the struggle of her existence.
In The final Flight of the Scarlet Macaw, award-winning writer Bruce Barcott chronicles Sharon Matola’s inspiring campaign to prevent a multinational company in its tracks. Ferocious in her ardour, Matila and her confederates–a ragtag military of brave locals and whimsical expatriates–endure slander and reprisals and take the struggle to the court docket and the boardroom, from neighborhood village streets to protests world wide. Barcott explores the strain among environmental conservation and human improvement, places a human face at the conflict over globalization, and finally exhibits us how one unwavering lady risked her lifestyles to save lots of the main appealing fowl on the earth.