Projects in Peru

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Adriana Bravo

Frugivorous Bats and Collpas: Activity Hotspots as Conservation Priorities for the Rainforests of Southeastern Peru

This project aims to determine patterns of use of collpas –also called mineral licks– by frugivorous bats, the potential reasons for this behaviour, and the importance of these places in Peruvian Amazon.

Adriana González Pestana

Aggregation Areas of Elasmobranches in Peruvian Waters

Identify and characterize the aggregation areas and its fishery of smooth hammerhead and mobulids in Peruvian waters; and increase awareness and education about elasmobranches.

Alessandro Catenazzi

Conservation of Montane Forest Anurans in Southeastern Peru

The project goals are to document diversity and assess condition and trends in a species-rich, montane frog community, to study the population response of selected species to land-use changes, to increase our knowledge of the natural history of endangered and critically endangered species, to raise awareness of the current threats on frog populations, and to involve local people and children in research, monitoring and education activities.

Alessandro Catenazzi

Conservation of Montane Forest Anurans in Southeastern Peru

We previously documented the collapse of a diverse amphibian fauna following outbreaks of the pathogenic chytrid fungus in the pristine forests of Manu National Park, Peru. In this project we will test an experimental approach to boost the amphibian's defenses with naturally occurring skin bacteria that produce anti-fungal metabolites.

Alí J. Altamirano

Mortality Rates of Humboldt Penguins Near Major Breeding Sites in Peru

The projects aim is to estimate the number of penguins dying near the major breeding sites in Peru and to know its impact on the viability of the population.

Ana Maria Garcia Cegarra

From Whales to Humans: An Integrated Evaluation of the Conservation Role of Whale Watching Industry in the Northern Coast of Peru

This project aims to determine short-term behaviour changes in humpback whales across the breeding area in northern Peru during whale watching boat encounters, and to evaluate the relationship between whale-watching experience and whale-watcher’s awareness of cetacean’s conservation status in order to foster their support to marine protection.

Angela Maldonado

The Aotus Project: Enhancing Environmental Law Enforcement and Conservation Awareness at the Colombian-Peruvian Border Using the Night Monkeys as Flagship Species

To improve law enforcement to curb the trade in wildlife using the night monkeys as flagship species, through community-based research and the improvement of living standards for local people.

Braulio Poje

Monitoring and Census of Parrot Species and their Nests around the Native Community of Infierno, SE Peru

The Native Community of Infierno consists of the largest Ese’eja ethnic group in the south-eastern Peruvian Amazon. Some people still hunt macaws in their territory for food and feathers, causing a continuing threat to them. This project aims to teach local people about the importance of conservation via practical hands-on field studies.

Bruno Ferronato

Conservation of Amazon Freshwater Turtles in Asháninkas Indigenous Communities, Peruvian Tropical Andes

This project aims to investigate natural history aspects of Amazon freshwater turtles and to start an environmental education program within Asháninkas communities in Pasco State, Central Peru.

Bruno Monteferri

Innovative Conservation Strategy for the Protection and Reforestation of Wildlife Corridor in Amazonas, Peru

Our goal is to undertake critical steps to establish a wildlife corridor connecting an isolated patch of forest to the existing Berlín Private Conservation Area, in the Peruvian Region of Amazonas.

Campbell Plowden

Sustainable Harvest and Marketing of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTPFs) with Indigenous Communities in the Northern Peruvian Amazon (Peru)

Promote forest conservation in the northern Peruvian Amazon by supporting Bora and other native community efforts to sustainably harvest non-timber forest products and market high-value handicrafts and aromatic plant oils.

Campbell Plowden

Sustainable Harvest and Marketing of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) with Indigenous Communities in the Northern Peruvian Amazon

This project promotes the sustainable harvest and sale of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) such as essential oils and innovative handicrafts by native communities in the northern Peruvian Amazon.

Campbell Plowden

Sustainable Harvest and Marketing of Non-Timber Forest Products (Ntpfs) with Indigenous Communities in the Northern Peruvian Amazon (Peru)

Promote the sustainable harvest and marketing of non-timber forest products (NTPFs) including innovative handicrafts and fragrant essential oils with indigenous communities in the northern Peruvian Amazon (Peru).

Cédric Gilleman

Pilot Project: Capacity Building to Protect and Conserve River Dolphins and Habitats in Iquitos, the Riverside Peruvian Amazon City, by 'Solinia' (New NGO)

Solinia’s overall objective is to establish and encourage wildlife protection and careful management of natural riverine resources which will improve living conditions for wildlife and people by developing protection and conservation activities, create resources and run education/communication sessions in schools; monitor river dolphins and seek understanding of threats.

Cédric Gilleman

Project to Protect and Conserve River Dolphins and their Habitats in Iquitos,the Riverside Capital City of the Peruvian Amazon, by Solinia

Education, Communication and Observation Projects to Protect and Conserve River Dolphins and their Habitats in Iquitos, the Riverside Capital City of the Peruvian Amazon.

Cindy Hurtado Martinez

Medium and Large Mammal’s Abundance in the Cerros de Amotape National Park, Tumbes - Peru

The main objective of this project is identifying key areas within the National Park in order to create conservation spots of these habitats, and propose a long-term monitoring of their populations.

Daniel Abugattas

Do People Care Enough To Do? Assessing Attitudes Towards Marine Wildlife: An Instrument Proposal – Peru

This proyect aims to create and statistically validate a psychometric instrument for the assessment of knowledge levels, attitudes and behaviours towards marine biodiversity and conservation by people in Lima.

Daniella Biffi

Developing a Simple Census Method for Endangered Marine Otters (Lontra felina)

To estimate the population size of marine otters in two locations of Peru using non-invasive genetic sampling of their feces and then use this information to create estimators that will allow researchers to monitor fecal abundance to determine marine otter abundance.

Dennisse Cinthya Ruelas Pacheco

Banding for Conservation of the Endangered Species "Long-Snouted Bat" Platalina genovensium in Southern Peru

Three aims are: 1) Banding and monitoring populations of Platalina from southern Peru, 2) identify areas of conflict between humans and bats, and 3) training students in conservation.

Diego Franco Paredes Burneo

Delivering Taxonomic Resources Needed for Conserving the Relict Andean Forests in Northwestern Peru: The Melastomataceae Family in Piura

This work aims to enhance the understanding of diversification patterns of the Melastomataceae family in relict Andean forests in Piura as well as increase the knowledge of this plant group and these forests among local communities.

Doris Rodriguez

Tracking the Trail of the Peruvian Tern (Sternula lorata), Peru – South America

Identify migration routes, stopover sites, and the present limits of the distribution of Peruvian terns (Sternula lorata), to take appropriate measures for its conservation.

Eliana Miacela Alfaro Córdova

Characterization of Mobulid Ray Fishery in Northern Peru through Field Observation and DNA Barcoding Techniques

Contribute to mobulid conservation in northern Peru, through providing scientific information about the fishing activity and the species caught, as well as working on fishermen awareness.

Elizabeth Campbell

Distribution and Abundance of Boto, Inia geoffrensis and Tucuxi, Sotalia fluviatilis in Yarinacocha Lagoon, Peru

The project aims to work in Yarinacocha lagoon, located 7 km from one of the biggest cities in the Peruvian Amazon, Pucallpa, collecting baseline information on river dolphin populations and human interactions.

Ericka Vanessa Correa

Fish Habitat Preferences in the Upper Apurimac Rivers (Peru): Toward the Development of Local and Regional Models in the Andes to Estimate Environmental Flows

This project will gather data on Andean fish habitat preferences in the Upper Apurimac River basin and will compare them with data from the Beni River basin in Bolivia. Models and methods will be used to formulate recommendations to the Peruvian legislation on river conservation. We will develop scientific and educational material, and will train personnel in scientific research.

Fernando Arbeláez

Community-Based Conservation Program of Three Endangered Species of River Turtles with Amazonian Indigenous Communities of Colombia and Peru 2014-15

We aim to further reduce nests poaching and nesting females hunting in the area, to continue gathering population data, and to ensure persistence of conservation actions in time through local and regional alliances.