Projects in Uruguay

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Adrian Azpiroz

Ecology and Conservation of Pampas’ Grassland Birds

The specific objectives are: 1) to determine grassland bird community composition in altered and undisturbed grassland habitats; 2) to identify species-habitat associations for grassland birds; and 3) to determine differences in nesting success among habitats for species that occur in different altered and undisturbed grasslands types. Research activities will be coupled with a educational campaign aimed to increase public awareness in the study areas.

Adrian Azpiroz

Pampas Meadowlark: Using a Flagship Species to Promote Conservation in the South American Grasslands

The project aims are to determine the Pampas Meadowlark’s precise area of occupancy and population size, start a study of the population dynamics of this species, and to promote grassland conservation among local communities through a comprehensive public awareness campaign.

Adrian Azpiroz

Pampas Meadowlark: Using a Flagship Species to Promote Conservation in the South American Grasslands

This project focuses on the Pampas Meadowlark, a globally threatened bird. Proposed activities will combine research (population monitoring, colour banding, habitat management) and outreach work to strengthen conservation outputs derived from previous phases of the project.

Adrian Azpiroz

Pampas Meadowlark: Using a Flagship Species to Promote Conservation in South American Grasslands

This project focuses on the Pampas Meadowlark, a globally threatened bird. Proposed activities will combine research (population monitoring, colour banding, habitat management) and outreach work to strengthen grassland conservation outputs derived from previous phases of the project.

Alvar Carranza

Pilot Programme for Ecosystemic Monitoring in Cerro Verde (Uruguay): Benthic Invertebrates as a Tool for Conservation

In the first step of the project, we gather abundant quantitative data on species abundance, distribution, and temporal variation at the intertidal and subtidal rocky platforms.

Alvar Carranza

The Blue Mussel Fishery in Punta del Este – Exploring Co-Management Practices and Strategies for the Control of Invasive Species

The project aims to the conservation of mussel beds and associtaed biodiversity, via the control of and invasive species and the exploration of new avenues for the managemnet of the artisanal fishery.

Alvar Carranza

Pilot Programme for Ecosystemic Monitoring in Cerro Verde (Uruguay): Benthic Invertebrates as a Tool for Conservation - Phase II

In the first step of the project, we gather abundant quantitative data on species abundance, distribution, and temporal variation at the intertidal and subtidal rocky platforms.

Anita Aisenberg

Arachnids of Uruguay: From Fear to Knowledge and Conservation

The ai of the project is to implement an educational program to create consciousness on the importance of preserving arachnids and their natural ecosystems in Uruguay.

Caterina Dimitriadis

Incidental Capture of Franciscana Dolphins in Artisanal and Trawling Fisheries in Uruguay

This proposal consists of making a survey of the artisanal fisheries of the Uruguayan coast with the aim of determining those with greater interaction and direct the efforts of systematic monitoring to them.

Caterina Dimitriadis

Fisheries Interaction and Contribution to Stock Determination of Franciscana in Uruguayan Waters

The main aim of this project is to determine areas of importance for franciscana dolphin along Uruguayan coastal waters by assessing the impact of fishery interaction with the species, involving fishermen and related actors actively as well as by obtaining information on genetic population structure and feeding ecology.

Elena Castiñeira

Ethnobotany to the Conservation in the Protected Area "Quebradas del Norte-Regional Park

We propose to describe and systematize the ethnobotanical knowledge of communities living in and nearby the protected area “Quebradas del Norte-Regional Park”, Rivera, Uruguay.

Ericka Ceballos

Assessment of the E-Trade Scale on Capuchin Monkeys and Other Primates, in Latin America

The aim of the project is to assess the scale of the primate internet trade in these countries, to alert the authorities, media and public, for them to deal and combat this illegal trade on native primates in Latin America.

Gabriel Rocha Sagrera

Threatened Birds Conservation in Grassland Habitat

The main objective of this project is to provide long-term, effective conservation of one important grassland area in Paysandú, through the involvement of the local community.

Gabriel Rocha Sagrera

Yellow Cardinal (Gubernatix cristata) and other Threatened Grassland Birds Conservation in Uruguay

The Yellow Cardinal is a endangered bird, the most significant threat is cagebird and the afforestation, is necessary research and environmental education for your conservation.

Gabriela M. Vélez Rubio

Conservation and Research in a High-Priority Feeding Area of Juveniles Green Turtle in the South Western Atlantic

This project aims to assess the nutritional dependent of juvenile green turtles and characterize the benthic macroalgae community in two marine protected areas of Uruguay. In addition, collaborated with MPAs workers and promote the sustainable ecotourism in these areas.

Graziela Dotta

Biodiversity Conservation and Land Use Management in the Pampas Grasslands

The project aims to evaluate the trade-offs between conservation and agricultural production in different land uses in the Pampas grasslands.

Hugo Ignacio Coitiño Banquero

Species Richness and Conservation Status of Medium and Large Mammal Populations in the Protected Area Quebrada de los Cuervos, Uruguay

This project aims to estimate the species richness of medium and large mammals and run an environmental education program in the educational department of the city of Treinta y Tres and in the visitor's center located in the protected area itself.

Jessica Castro Prieto

The Effect of Habitat and Landscape Characteristics on Mammal Species Richness, Composition and Distribution in a Fragmented Landscape

This study describes how mammals respond to different local and landscape characteristics in a human-managed landscape in northeastern Uruguay.

Jessica Castro Prieto

Assessment of the Conservation Status of Montevideo Red Belly Toads (Melanophryniscus montevidensis) in Uruguay

The goal of this project is to determine the conservation status of the Montevideo red belly toads in Uruguay in order to contribute to the development of an effective management plan for the conservation of this endemic species and its natural habitat.

Juan Andrés Martínez Lanfranco

Ecology and Conservation of Avian Communities in Native Habitats and Afforested Environments in the Northern Campos Grasslands of Uruguay

Determine avian community parameters including species diversity, abundance and composition in native habitat types and timber plantations from different ages and management regimes at study site; quantify vegetation structure at bird sample points and determine bird-habitat relationships in native habitat types and managed forests; and provide management recommendations for conservation of avian biodiversity in afforested landscapes.

Lucia Ziegler

Developing a Baseline for Amphibian Monitoring through Acoustic Surveys in Uruguay, South America

The aim of the project is to conduct acoustic surveys throughout Uruguay to fill in gaps in information about anuran diversity, which will then be transferred to the community, promoting its involvement in conservation.

Luciana Alonso

Research and Involvement of Local Communities to Ensure Threats Reduction to Sea Turtles at the Foraging Ground of Cerro Verde MPA

This project aims to establish the main causes of sea turtles mortality and raise awareness within the MPA´s key actors in order to involve them in conservation efforts.

Macarena Sarroca

Swans of Uruguay, Contributing to the Conservation of the Protected Area ‘ Laguna de Rocha’

This project will allow us to identify the most important feeding areas of the Laguna De Rocha and explain how the feeding habitats affect the distribution of Black-necked Swan and the Coscoroba Swan.

María José Andrade

Multi-Scale Analysis to Predict Local Mammal Species Richness and Composition in a Human Dominated Landscape in Rivera Uruguay

To determine land-use changes in Rivera, Uruguay, where the most important land-use change has been exotic tree plantations establishment. Determine mammal species richness and composition in native forest, grassland and exotic tree plantation and determine which habitat and landscape variables are the best predictors of local species richness.

Matilde Alfaro

Isla Verde: The Only Nesting Site of Royal Tern and Cayenne Tern in Uruguay

The aim of the Sterna-Averaves Project is to promote and work for the conservation of this colony.