20-12-2012 - Medium Tree Finch
Darwin's Medium Tree Finch (Camarhynchus pauper) is a critically endangered passerine only found on Floreana Island (Galapagos). Its survival is being threatened by a introduced parasitic fly whose larvae fed on finch nestlings and caused 98% nestling mortality in 2010 and 2012. This project aims to contribute to the development of control measures for the fly to secure the survival of this endangered bird.
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18-12-2012 - Bald uakari
Until recently, in Peru the bald uakari was only known from the eastern lowlands near the Ucayali River. Recently, Proyecto Mono Tocón discovered a population of uakaris in the mountains of northern San Martin. The discovery of the uakaris in the mountains of San Martin is of great biographic and conservation interest. This project was initiated to collect more data on their distributional range.
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23-09-2012 - Galapagos pink land iguana
The Galápagos Pink Land Iguana (Conolophus marthae) is listed the IUCN Red List as “Critically Endangered”. Possible hybridation with a syntopic population of C. subcristatus is one of the issues that threaten the existence of this species. This project aims at clarifying the frequency of hybridization and level of genetic introgression between the two species for the purposes of a coming head-start/captive breeding program.
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23-09-2012 - Marsh Seedeater
The Endangered Marsh Seedeater is one of the several “Capuchino” seedeaters of southern South America. The species is threatened due to trapping for bird trade and habitat loss. Our project aims at improving the conservation status of the Marsh Seedeater in Uruguay, focusing on a key breeding area in Uruguay: the Bañados del Este. Raising local awareness is the key to success in our project.
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20-09-2012 - Juan Fernandez diving beetle
Anisomeria bistriata is endemic to Juan Fernandez islands in the Pacific, off the Chilean coast. It has, to our knowledge, not been surveyed in over a century. Our goals therefore are: - Visit the islands to establish if the species still exists. If so: - Describe its adult and if possible larval habitat. - Assess to which degree the species faces anthropogenic threats.
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23-05-2012 - Spider Monkey
Brown spider monkey (Ateles hybridus) is of particular interest for conservation. It is extremely endangered due to habitat destruction. The current situation of this primate in Caparo Forest Reserve in Venezuela is very alarming. The forest once occupied 184,100 ha of continuous forest. This has been reduced to 7,000 ha. This project attempts to conserve this population of spider monkey and its habitat.
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23-05-2012 - Yellow fronted spider monkey
This project is oriented to determine the current status of the Atelidos in northeastern of the Peruvian Amazonia. The study includes four species considered in conservation category of the IUCN in 2011, they are Ateles chamek (EN), A. belzebuth (EN), Lagothrix lagotricha (VU) and L. poeppigii (VU). Part of our activities in the field is to promote environmental education to mitigate some hunting and deforestation.
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23-05-2012 - Black Lion Tamarin
The Black Lion Tamarin, Leontopithecus chrysopygus, is an endangered primate species, endemically occurring in highly fragmented and isolated small populations within a limited range in the Atlantic rainforests of the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil. The IPÊ Institute for Ecological Research conducts applied conservation research and in-situ meta-population management, facilitates the creation of conservation units and the restoration of habitat ...
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15-01-2012 - Dusky Starfronlet
Monitoring endangered bird species and establishing the biodiversity value of the Mesenia-Paramillo Nature Reserve by doing an inventory of birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and plants. Prevent negative impacts from communities by establishing suitable alternatives sources of income and developing projects strieving for food governance of the surrounding communities.
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04-01-2012 - Brown headed spider monkey
The Choco Biogeographic Region in northwestern Ecuador (Hot spot), are seriously threatened by hunting, deforestation, poor agricultural and cattle raising practices. The aim of this project is to update the population density data of the most endangered primate in Ecuador, brown-headed spider monkey (CR, UICN 2008). We will also work with local communities for raise awarness the biological richness and conservation of the area.
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