El Oro Parakeet (Pyrrhura orcesi)
Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 212526571
Overcoming financial constraints from COVID to rebuild unique clouds forest ecosystems of southwestern Ecuador
At Buenaventura Reserve and surrounding environs, Jocotoco is increasing forest cover to ensure landscape connectivity amongst fragmented forest patches to provide contiguous, high-quality habitat for the Ecuadorian Tapaculo and El Oro Parakeet. In 2020 and the beginning of 2021 we planted 40,000 native trees. To reduce mortality rates, we need to maintain our reforestation team on the ground so that they can clear competing invasive grasses and allow our planted trees to have the highest survival rate possible; Fundación Jocotoco believes in executing our reforestation activities without the use of chemicals to combat the weeds. This is the cleanest measure and one that ensures the high survival rate of all our reforestation plots (well above 85%). Thus, our project objectives are: *Create & maintain extant forest cover for threatened species dispersal. *Maintain a low mortality rate throughout our restoration plots at Buenaventura.
- Photo of a group of El Oro Parakeets in Buenaventura reserve
- Photo of Hugo Sanchez, member of the reforestation team, at the native tree nursery in Buenaventura reserve.
- Photo of nursery expansion in Buenaventura reserve
- Photo of the reforestation team working in the nursery at Buenaventura reserve
- Photo of the reforestation team doing maintenance of the reforestation area at Buenaventura reserve
- Photo of native plants from the nursery at Buenaventura reserve
- Photo of Jorge MontaÃ±o, member of the reforestation team, during a reforestation campaign at Buenaventura reserve.
- Photo of a reforestation campaign at Buenaventura reserve
Project 212526571 location - Ecuador, South America