Aliya Hosein is a Trinidadian conservationist. She chose to write about the charismatic Scarlet Macaw Ara macao for her undergraduate Animal Behaviour project and has followed parrots and macaws ever since. She is interested in locations where parrots and macaws live and how they are able to thrive in these ever changing habitats. She has worked for both NGOs and academic institutions on public perceptions of protected areas, illegal wildlife trade, behaviour change for conservation, environmental health and climate change projects.
She is the Assistant Coordinator for the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival, hosted by BirdsCaribbean every spring. She is also a member of the Media Working Group.
She is a Conservation Leadership in the Caribbean Fellow and holds a BSc in Biology and MSc in Sustainable Development and Conservation in the Caribbean (with Distinction) from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus.