The wildlife trade continues to be a huge threat to all species of macaw and parrot. The numbers do not tell the whole story. These birds are plentiful where their forest habitats remain intact, making them relatively easy to capture. Now is the time to actively protect them. Otherwise, the Red and Green macaw will go the way of the Lear's macaw, safe enough in captivity, but gone from the wild.
From the brochure:
RED AND GREEN MACAWS, or green-winged macaws, Ara chloropterus (LEAST CONCERN) are found in tropical forests and woodlands of southern Central America and northern to mid South America. Their diet in the wild includes clay, which they eat to counteract the toxins found in many of their preferred foods, including cashews and palm fruit. Though their population numbers are high enough to keep them off the endangered species list, they are increasingly in trouble from the pet trade.