Reducing threats to the endemic Cochabamba mountain finch, Bolivia

Noemi Esther Huanca Llanos

The Cochabamba mountain finch is endemic to Bolivia. It is considered Endangered by IUCN because of its small distribution and small, fragmented population. Most of the species’ native habitat has been destroyed, but recently it has been found to use shrubbery vegetation associated with community agricultural land. The aim of our project is to develop community action plans to reduce threats to the Cochabamba mountain finch associated with its use of cropland. To achieve this we will investigate the specific habitat requirements of the species and work with local stakeholders to raise awareness, evaluate threats and identify realistic threat-mitigation measures.