Project Blackbird of water

Project Blackbird of water

Project Animal(s) : Waterbird (Cinclus schulzi)
Project Category : Birds
Project Region : South America
Project Type : Conservation
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Subtropical mountain forests harbor numerous endemic species or those of restricted range which may be among the most vulnerable to extinction processes. Among the endemic birds of this ecosystem is the blackbird, a small bird with very specialized habits and dependent on aquatic habitats with good water quality where they can find food. The Waterbird has been categorized as threatened by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is distributed in southern Bolivia and northwestern Argentina.

 Very little is known about the state of their populations and how human activities can affect the species. For this we need more information about its ecology and how it responds to changes in its habitat since the habitat where the Blackbird is found is in many cases the preferred place for recreation of many people, for the practice of sport fishing, the raising of livestock and forestry activities, in addition to the collection of water for human consumption or the modification of the channels for water or infrastructure works.

Given the specializations of the habits of the Blackbird of water and because it requires water courses of good quality this species can be considered an indicator of the quality of the habitat.

It is necessary to generate basic information about the level of their populations, their distribution and their ecology in order to plan a conservation strategy for the species and the mountain rivers and streams which are fundamental not only for the Blackbird but also for man

Project Agency : CEBio Foundation

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