Sponsored by World Land Trust
Fundacion Jocotoco’s reserves protect biodiversity, averting the extinction of birds, while providing benefits for communities.
Antonio and Adela will highlight challenges and successes over Fundacion Jocotoco’s 21 years. Managing 14 reserves which cover around 55,000 acres, Jocotoco are protecting the habitat of at least 55 globally threatened bird species and some 900 species in total. Many other threatened species have also found their last refuge in Jocotoco reserves. Jocotoco’s approach to conservation has led to the global population of the once critically endangered Pale-headed Brushfinch quadrupling within nine years. A nest box programme has increased the population of the endangered El Oro Parakeet and currently reintroduction of the Great Green Macaws are taking place in a region where they became locally extinct 40-50 years ago.
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Date(s) - 16/08/2019
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Osprey Lecture Theatre