The project works in several locations across Costa Rica. While the original breeding center in Alajuela was closed in 2012, a new center was opened in Punta Islita in December 2013. Next to this, the release sites where the macaws are introduced to their natural habitat are located across Costa Rica, including Punta Islita, Manzanillo and Punta Banco.
The macaws that arrive at the project include confiscated birds, former pets that have been donated, and birds that have been raised at the center. They are bred at the center, where they are taken care of until they are considered ready for release into their natural habitat. The project applies a "soft method," meaning that the birds will experience a gradual re-introduction to their release, which can take several months. They are still being fed after release at certain monitor points, which assures that they stay safe and healthy.