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YARÉ II: Yariguíes Assessment and Research of Endangered Species

Project ID:  

F0611710

Year:  

2010

Taxa:  

Multiple taxa

Country:  

Colombia

Region:  

Latin America and Caribbean

Previous Project:  

070105

Team Leader:  

Blanca Huertas

Award Category:  

Follow-up Award

Summary:  

The Serrania de las Yariguies was biologically unknown until YARE project studied its flora and fauna. We produced first inventories of the massif in all habitats from 150 to 3200masl. Multiple new taxa of birds, butterflies and amphibians for science were discovered and published and widely covered by press. Our data provided justification for declaration of 194,806 acre Yariguies National Park and establishment of two Nature Reserves: Cerulean Warbler (544 a) & Pauxi pauxi (3506 a). Reclassification of status of 3 Critically Endangered birds. Developed several conservation leaders (currently active) and established strong sense of custodianship of natural resources in the community and NGOs.

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