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Start Date
September 1, 2021
End Date
August 31, 2023

Project Summary

To save this rare grackle from extinction, Fundación ProAves seeks to implement an innovative project that will commence with comprehensive research to gather necessary biological data about the species, including the abundance of population densities at key sites. This information will be analysed and presented to stakeholders and experts, who will collaborate to develop a conservation action plan for the species, which will be implemented by ProAves. In addition to establishing new protected areas and restoring habitat, ProAves will launch an educational campaign to raise awareness about the grackle among the community within the species’ range. Through this multi-faceted project, we seek to expand the grackle’s protected habitat and reverse its population trend from decreasing to increasing, so that its Red List status can be downgraded from Endangered.


Objectives

Research: Intensive day-time surveys in suitable habitat using transects and opportunistic observation together with mist net studies. Birds that are captured will not be harmed, but they will be banded to enable population studies.

Practice: Research results will be shared with stakeholders and experts, who will collaborate to develop a conservation action plan for the species, which will be implemented by ProAves

Outreach: The Colombian Mountain Grackle will be showcased and will greatly benefit from our innovative approach of using a mobile classroom . Called the “Ranita Chiva,” this converted school bus will raise awareness about the grackle as it travels through surrounding communities in the species’ range, attracting frequent and high-profile local media attention across the department of Santander.



Project location - Colombia, South America