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Yellow fronted spider monkey (Ateles belzebuth)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 12253524

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 12253524) - Yellow fronted spider monkey   - Awarded $10,000 on September 04, 2012

The National University of San Marcos has among its aims the research and outreach, so that the Institute of Biological Sciences Antonio Raimondi(ICBAR), of the Ciencias Biologicas Faculty has subsidiaries in the Peruvian Amazon where we highlighted educational researchers in conducting research projects of renewable natural resources, including wildlife, whose objectives are to inventory, determine the current status of their populations and their habitats, knowledge of the biology and geographical distribution, to recommend actions for the conservation of species, suggesting areas for protection and sustainable management with community participation. In terms of outreach is the training of young local professionals in inventory, stock assessment and other aspects, whose sole purpose is to ensure conservation. We have also considered the involvement of a select group of people from the communities surrounding the study area, apart from fulfilling those tasks own field, will be trained in conducting surveys, use of GPS, satellite image interpretation, collection of biological material, and others. The selection of participants will be done in coordination with local authorities in their respective communities. Since 1997 the ICBAR created subsidiaries in the cities of Iquitos(Loreto) and Pucallpa(Ucayali department), teachers since these subsidiaries prominent researchers have conducted numerous research projects aimed at conservation, including species currently considered conservation in the categories of the IUCN.This time the research project is to run is designed to determine the current status of the populations of Ateles, Lagothrix and Alouatta (Atelidae: Primates) in northeastern off the Peruvian Amazon, so the geographical area of study includes forests neotropical north-east formed by the Loreto region. The study includes five species of primates, of whom five are considered in any conservation category of the IUCN in 2011 and is about Ateles chamek (EN), Ateles belzebuth (EN), Lagothrix lagotricha (VU) and Lagothrix poeppigii (VU), whereas Alouatta seniculus at the moment is considered as Low Risk (LC). The populations of several species of primates will be evaluated in a variety of habitats and include flooded forests, hill forests and low and high mountain forests. The main objectives are: to determine the geographical distribution of Ateles, particularly Lagothrix lagotricha and Lagothrix poeppigii; determine the population density and size of tie group, identifying sites with the highest concentration of people to recommend the creation of areas of regional conservation and / or national level. Part of our activities in the field is to promote environmental education, so that parallel to the field work we will carry out workshops on environmental education, where we will discuss the importance of primates as components of the forest as a whole and their relationships with plants and man, so try to sensitize them to mitigate some hunting and deforestation. To meet these objectives, the research team will consist of three professionals and two field assistants, ie the head, two young professionals with experience in studies of primates and at least one thesis student, who will have the opportunity to use part of information obtained as a thesis and get his degree as a biologist.

Project 12253524 location - Peru, South America