Red siskin (Carduelis cucullata) research and conservation programme

Justin DeFreitas

The endangered Red Siskin has been extirpated throughout most of its historic range, primarily due to trapping for the caged bird trade. In 2000 a previously unknown population was discovered in southwestern Guyana. The South Rupununi Conservation Society (SRCS) Red Siskin project will provide base line data on population size and distribution through field surveys, and initiate a dialogue between conservation groups and stakeholder communities. The Red Siskin project will produce a status report and action plan that will guide future efforts by the SRCS. This report will be available for professionals working in conservation, government, and academia.

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