Fundación ProAves – por la conservación en el país de las aves

Blue-billed Curassow with chick photographed

21 February, 2011


Wednesday 18 August 2010.

Since the creation of the El Paujil Bird Reserve in 2003, significant effort has been focused on the recovery of the population of Crax alberti and its habitat through concrete conservation actions, strengthening links direct academic institutions, the local community around the Reserve and regional and national organizations. Through such joint actions nearly 6,000 hectares of rainforest have been recovered on the banks of the river Ermitaño, the natural boundary of the departments of Boyacá and Santander, and main habitat of the species.

Female with her chick in the El Paujil Bird Reserve in June 2010.

By these means and through the continuation of management policies established by ProAves ,we have been able to monitor the recovery of the population of the Blue-billed Curassow (Crax alberti) within the Reserve, recording up to five individuals in the same place where in previous years the records were limited to one individual. Even more rewarding are the recent and unpublished records of a female with her chick in this area which represents a substantial recovery in plant cover and density of the species, supplemented by standardized census data which are being carried out continuously.

Photos taken with camera traps.

It is very encouraging for ProAves to share this information with the scientific community, conservation enthusiasts, active members and the entire membership of the Foundation, showing that committed and conscientious work can achieve great results that ultimately trigger the recovery of our natural wealth by becoming an example of conservation for the world. 

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