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Start Date
September 1, 2020
End Date
August 31, 2023

Project Summary

Colombia’s oak forests have been declining as a result of timber exploitation. This is particularly alarming as many rare endemic species, including the Indigo-winged Parrot (CR), Colombian Mountain Grackle (EN), and Rusty-faced Parrot (VU) depend on Andean oak forests for their survival. To increase Colombia’s native oak forest coverage of Quercus humboldtii, 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 Colombian Oak among the community within the species’ range. Through this multi-faceted project, we seek to expand the oak tree’s protected area and ensure that its population is increasing, so that it can continue supporting wildlife communities that benefit from these trees.


Objectives

Research: Transects and study plots will be established at sites across Santander to survey for the Colombian Oak. We will also deploy drones to undertake aerial surveys using 4K imagery and deploy Sentera multispectral sensor to collect NIR imagery and produce NDRE maps to locate individual oak trees over a wide area.

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: In addition to establishing new protected areas and restoring habitat, ProAves will launch an educational campaign to raise awareness about the Colombian oak tree among the community within the species’ range.



Project location - Colombia, South America