Developing a Sustainable Conservation Network for Primates in Ecuador - PRIMENET
Mika Robert Peck
University of Sussex - SLS
Host Country Institutions:
National Herbarium of Ecuador - QNCE, Los Cedros Biological Reserve, Ecuador Terra Incognita, Murcielo Blanco
To develop a comprehensive strategy for the critically endangered Brown -Headed Spider Monkey (Ateles fusciceps), vulnerable primates and habitats in NW Ecuador based on a programme of monitoring, education and sustainable livelihoods within local communities
Network established to monitor primate status and habitat using participatory field surveys and trained village-level parabiologists.
GIS database established at Los Cedros Biological Reserve.
Public awareness campaign focusing on primate conservation disseminated via network.
Masters level training for Ecuadorian Partners.
Training centre for Parabiologists and local staff established at Los Cedros Biological Reserve.
Parabiologists trained as certified primate and habitat ecologists.
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