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Conservation of the Mangrove Finch (Cactospiza heliobates)


Ref: 15005
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Glyn Young
Lead Institution: DWCT - Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Host Country Institutions: CDF - Charles Darwin Foundation (Galapagos), Galapagos National Park Service
Start Date: 2006-06-01
End Date: 2009-10-31
Funding: £173,499.00
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Status: Completed
Regions: South America
Countries: Ecuador
Purpose: Long term conservation of the Mangrove Finch ensured through intensive field research efforts and building capacity in small population management in partner institutions, CDF and GNP
Outputs: 1. Institute system for monitoring species’ ecology, habitat, genetic status and determinants of population growth. 2. Technical skills in GNP & CDF are strengthened to enable long term conservation of Mangrove Finch. Minimum of 2 personnel trained in captive management skills that can be transferred to other species. 3. Species conservation action plan implemented 4. Population limits established and declines halted. 5. Awareness of Mangrove Finch raised in local and international community 6. Post-project workplan is in place to continue conservation action plan <h5>Publications</h5> <ul> <li><a href="http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/365/1543/1019.abstract">How to save the rarest Darwin's finch from extinction: the mangrove finch on Isabela Island</a> (Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B April 12, 2010 365:1019-1030)</li> </ul>

Related Projects: Climate change and conservation of Galapagos endemic bird species, Saving the Madagascar Pochard: the world’s most endangered duck, Restoration of the Mangrove Finch in Isabela, Galapagos

Documents:
Title: 15-005 HY1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 15-005 HY2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 15-005 St2 edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: 15-005 AR1 edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 15-005 HY3
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 15-005 AR2 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 15-005 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]

Title: 15-005 Woodpecker finch guidelines September 2009
Download: Training Manual [pdf]

Title: 15-005 article in Independent, June 09
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: 15-005 Mangrove finch factsheet 2009
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: 15-005 Philornis factsheet 2009
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: 15-005 Woodpecker finch guidelines September 2009
Download: Management Plan [pdf]