Blue-throated hillstar (Oreotrochilus cyanolaemus)
Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 192521876
Save the endemic and critically endangered Blue-throated Hillstar (Oreotrochilus cyanolaemus) from extinction in Cerro de Arcos, Ecuador.
Our main goal is saving the critically endangered Blue-throated Hillstar from imminent extinction by (1) creating a new reserve (249 hectares) to protect its core population, (2) restoring 3.4 hectares of BTH habitat with Chuquiraga plants, (3) monitoring existing populations to assess the conservation status of subpopulations and identify other key conservation areas and (4) launching an educational campaign to instill local pride for the species and find alternatives for the local agricultural practices that affect the survival of the species.
- Photo of the Blue-throated Hillstar nest found next to the Cerro de Arcos reserve.
- Photo of members of the Guambusari community during the reforestation campaign.
- This pdf shows a drone image of the Cerro de Arcos Reserve and the area that was reforested with the Mohamed Bin Zayed Conservation Fund.
- This is the booklet we are using for our environmental education activities, which was created through this project. It tells the story about the hummingbird Kinti, its threats and how everybody can h
Project 192521876 location - Ecuador, South America