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Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 162514619

Field survey, ecology and conservation genetics to the rescue of the critically endangered Stream Sirenodon (Ambystoma leorae).

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 162514619) - Leora's Stream Sirenodon - Awarded $5,500 on January 27, 2017

The Stream Siredon (Ambystoma leorae, Ambystomatidae) is a critically endangered amphibian that we know it actually from only three populations (streams) and a total specie census of <300 individuals. This situation bring us to designee a conservation project with a combination of biological (ecological and genetic) and social perspectives with the general objectives of:

 

·      Determine the Stream Siredon distribution.

·      Study their habitat use and preference.

·      Study their population genetics and fine spatial genetics.

·   Coordinate a community-monitoring group to do monitoring, vigilance and manage from this critically endangered specie.



Project 162514619 location - Mexico, North America