Conservation of the Mangrove Finch (Cactospiza heliobates)
Dr Glyn Young
DWCT - Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Host Country Institutions:
CDF - Charles Darwin Foundation (Galapagos), Galapagos National Park Service
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
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
<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>
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