The Tucuman Amazon is listed on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), meaning that all international trade in this species is banned (4), although it is reported that this is ignored in Bolivia and illegal trade continues (2). It is estimated that only around 6,000 to 15,000 mature Tucuman Amazons remain in the wild (2).
This species occurs in several protected areas, including El Rey National Park in Argentina (2) (3). Asociación Armonía, a Bolivian bird conservation NGO, has also established the 40-acre Tucuman Parrot Reserve, which is right next to the Quirusillas Municipal Reserve, enlarging the protected areas in which the species occurs (8) (9). The reserve will help to protect Tucuman Amazon numbers, partly by safeguarding the trees the species nests in. Nest boxes are also being erected in the forest, eco-tourism is being encouraged, and conservationists are working with the local communities to provide alternative sources of income to logging (9). Asociación Armoníahas also worked closely with local people in the Quirusillas Township, resulting in the Tucuman Amazon being put on their municipal coat of arms and being named as a Natural Heritage species (8).
Other recommended conservation measures for the Tucuman Amazon include producing species action plans, enforcing bans on trade, and surveying and monitoring its populations. Further efforts are also needed to protect the remaining habitat of this rare parrot (2).