Conducting actions to stop Titicaca flightless grebe accidental fishing net deaths in Bolivia

Hugo Aranibar

The Titicaca Flightless Grebe is in a fast decline through accidental fishing net deaths in Bolivia and Peru. Birds are washed up on the beach daily. If no actions are taken immediately in a few years it may be too late to stop this decline. This project plans to conduct experiments with fishing nets, seeking a simple solution to this accidental drowning that can be implemented in the area. We will combine these actions with an education program, protection area research and to design and conduct an annual monitoring plan.