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Dipper Project: Conservation and Status of Cinclus schulzi in Argentina

Project ID:  

0634810

Year:  

2010

Taxa:  

Bird

Country:  

Argentina

Region:  

Latin America and Caribbean

Team Leader:  

María Verónica Miranda

Award Category:  

Future Conservationist

Summary:  

Rufous-throated dipper (Cinclus schulzi) is an endemic bird of the subtropical montane forests of Northwestern Argentina and Southern Bolivia or Yungas. This dipper is highly specialized on rivers, sensitive to river alterations, and considered a Bioindicator. Yungas rivers provide water to people, and sustain an outstanding biodiversity, including many endemics. By conserving the dipper habitat we can conserve a significant part of the region’s biodiversity. We will determine dipper status (specifying numbers and distribution) in Argentina, develop management recommendations, and raise local community and stakeholders’ awareness of the importance of rivers and watershed integrity through an education campaign.

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