Macarao National Park has not had as many research projects conducted in it as other parks, such as Henri Pittier, but some studies on avian diversity and hydrology have been done. The small library at the park headquarters contains at least three publications on the hydrological potential of the park; one of them is a doctoral thesis from Cornell University (Guinand, 1987). There also is a 1986 study on the park's sensitivity to several different human impacts as well as suggestions for better management practices. There are a few short reports on the activities of the Fundación Macarao-Rotary, a group that was started by the Rotary Club and has worked in the park since 1996. With the support of the Fundación Cacique, a nonprofit organization linked to the Seagram Company, LTD., the Rotary Club has begun to develop an ambitious program-backed by $250,000- devoted to protection, restoration, and environmental education the park. The plan includes programs for infrastructure, equipment supply and maintenance, sign posting, and environmental education. With the help of Fundación Cacique, a park headquarters was constructed. Sign posting along the park, mainly on the roads most frequently visited by tourists, has begun. A group of 160 volunteers works with Fundación Cacique to help maintain paths, to teach nearby farmers the correct uses of pesticides and fertilizers, and to establish small businesses, such as snack bars, within the park.
INPARQUES has started a new education program this year with local communities and students. Presently, Macarao National Park is offering guided tours on an interpretation trail behind the park headquarters. It is a short route designed to show the local community and visitors a view of the cloud forest. In 2000, the Venezuelan Audubon Society published the Bird Checklist of the Macarao National Park, which is an excellent tool to attract bird watching tourists and to create environmental awareness among visitors.