|Town/Region||Los Amigos Conservation Concession, Madre de Dios|
|Categories||Bats, Central and Latin America, Mammals|
|Date||28 Feb 2008|
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Frugivorous bats play a fundamental role in tropical ecosystems. In the Peruvian Amazon, frugivorous bats visit collpas, open areas in the forest where the soil is exposed.
Peru accounts the highest historical landing for sharks in the Pacific and for batoids in the southeast Pacific. In Peru, smooth hammerhead is the third shark specie most exploited; neonates and juveniles are fished; nursery areas might exist (González et al. in review); and their fins are highly valuable. It has a vulnerable status (IUCN) and CITES included it in appendix II (2013).
|Categories||Central and Latin America, Education, Fishes|
|Date||24 Jan 2014|
Children showing the story they had read that is about the adventures of pregnant hammerhead shark and their friends (most elasmobranch caught in San Jose Thresher shark.
Amphibians are declining at alarming rates throughout the world. Montane neotropical anuran communities are among the most vulnerable to these declines and extinctions. Negative population trends are caused by traditional threats such as habitat loss and fragmentation, contaminants, and by the emerging fungal disease chytridiomycosis, caused by /Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis/.
Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), has been implicated in the extinction of hundreds of species of amphibians. There is an urgent need to develop mitigation strategies for Bd.
The present proposal is aimed to estimate the mortality rates of the Humboldt penguin near its major breeding sites in Peru. The Humboldt penguin, Sphenicus humboldti, is classified “Endangered” by the IUCN. The species current status is by far the result of interactions with human activities.
Whale watching is an activity that may show two types of impacts; a negative effect by disturbing whales during boat encounters and a positive side which is the promotion of conservation awareness among people particularly for the protection of large baleen whales.
This multi-disciplinary project aims at assessing and addressing novel threats to biodiversity and long-term survival of indigenous people where anthropogenic and environmental pressures are constantly increasing.
The main objective of this study is to conduct a comprehensive parrot census in the native territory of the Infierno Community. This census would be the first step towards the conservation of these birds in this area. The native land could be the last refuge of the parrots between the Tambopata National Reserve and Puerto Maldonado town.
Egg and meat consumption are one of the main reasons for the decline of Amazon freshwater turtles. Species once abundant, as yellow-spotted sideneck turtle (Podocnemis unifilis), is now classified as a vulnerable species.
Indigenous assistant checking egg viability (fake eggs) during the workshop held in a natural beach at Azupizu River.
Mesoclemmys gibba hatchling, locally know as cupiso, found in San Jose de Azupizu.
The use of stomach flushing technique for dietary studies in a juvenile teparu (Phrynops geoffroanus).
Hatchling of teparu (Phrynops geoffroanus) found in Azupizu River.
Conservamos por Naturaleza is an initiative of the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA), one of the leading Peruvian environmental NGOs. As Conservamos por Naturaleza, our aim is to support and improve the effectiveness of citizen-led voluntary conservation and promote sustainable lifestyles.
This project will enhance forest conservation in the northern Peruvian Amazon by supporting the efforts of native communities near the biodiversity rich Ampiyacu-Apayacu Regional Conservation Area to sustainable harvest and market high-value non-timber forest products (NTFPs).
This project will catalyse forest conservation in the 433,000 hectare Ampiyacu-Apayacu Regional Conservation Area in the northern Peruvian Amazon by empowering native communities to sustainably harvest and market value-added non-timber forest products including essential oils and innovative fair-trade handicrafts as an alternative to destructive logging and cash-crop agriculture.
This project promotes forest conservation in and around the 433,000 hectare Ampiyacu-Apayacu Regional Conservation Area in northern Peru by empowering native communities to sustainably harvest and market value-added NTFPs as alternatives to logging, commercial hunting and cash-crop agriculture.
Capacity building: Solinia will invite and train Peruvian biology/ecology students to join our team. Currently there isn't an experienced river dolphin specialist in Iquitos or even in Peru; we hope to generate future ones!
Amazon habitat degradation near Iquitos is high, and environmental awareness amongst residents is poor. River dolphins face multiple, increasing threats; perhaps the most serious is people’s lack of understanding of the dolphins and the important role they play in Amazon ecosystems.
The fact that funding in protected areas is usually scarce carries out other problems such us: wildlife hunting, illegal lodging, extensive farming and irresponsible tourism (garbage accumulation and wildlife disturbance).
As more complex marine conservation strategies begin in Lima, the lack of information on the knowledge and attitudes that the population has concerning marine issues, becomes evident and a barrier for identifying and quantifying positive conservation outcomes.
Marine otters are very difficult to observe and census. Currently, there is no reliable information about the population size of marine otters and there is no standard methodology for monitoring marine otter abundance. Behavioural studies of marine otters have concluded that they spend 80% of their time out of view (Medina-Vogel et al. 2006).
Platalina genovensium is a key species in the maintenance of desert ecosystems. It is present at middle and lower elevations in the Peruvian western Andes and in the dry valleys on the eastern side. Platalina is probably the most endangered bat species in Peru, and no serious project exist to study and conserve this species.
Relict Andean forests in northwestern Peru and southern Ecuador are considered as some of the most endangered ecosystems at risk of extinction (Rodríguez, 2003). They play a crucial role in the cycling and management of water that sources agriculture and urban life in both the coast and highlands (Weigend et al., 2006).
The Peruvian Tern (Sternula lorata), is one of the smallest members of the family Laridae (weighting just 45gr) it is endemic to the Humboldt current-region. Its range of distribution extends from Guayaquil, Ecuador to Antofagasta, Chile.
Manta and devil rays (Mobulidae) compose the largest group of rays displaying life traits (matrotrophic reproduction, large birth size, slow growth, delayed age of reproduction and low fecundity) that makes them highly vulnerable to overexploitation (IUCN).
The tucuxi (Sotalia fluviatilis) and boto (Inia geoffrensis) are listed as Data Deficient in the IUCN Red list due to the limited information on threats, ecology and population trends. Threats to these Amazon river dolphins include their use for medicinal purposes, bycatch in fisheries and habitat degradation.
Mining, hydroelectric dams, cattle farming, urbanization and the introduction of non-native aquatic species threaten the biodiversity and ecology of the Andean rivers of Peru. Fish are especially vulnerable to these impacts and good indicators to develop tools in order to introduce environmental flow concept in the conservation plans.
Based on a local initiative, this program started in 2008 with support of RSG and has focused on awareness-raising by communities of the area and appropriation, training and capacity-building of Local Conservation Groups (LCGs).
|Categories||Central and Latin America, Communities, People, Turtles|
|Date||16 Apr 2014|
Release of a P. unifils after measuring and marking. Photo by LCGs.
Turtle Guardians at work on one of the conservation beaches. Photo by LC.
Release of a P. expansa on the conservation beach with presence of the Environmental Police. Photo by LCGs.