Evaluation of Important Sites for Flamingos in the Bolivian Altiplano: Raising Awareness for Wetland Conservation

Maria Sol Aguilar

We will evaluate three important sites for flamingos in the central altiplano of Bolivia from an ecological standpoint through periodical monitoring and habitat sampling. We will assess threats and propose possible solutions. We will conduct monthly censuses of waterbirds, monitor physical and chemical variables and analyze potential food availability. We will raise awareness in local communities of flamingo conservation through workshops and exhibition of educational panels.