Restoration of the Mangrove Finch in Isabela, Galapagos
Dr Glyn Young
DWCT - Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Host Country Institutions:
CDF - Charles Darwin Foundation (Galapagos), Galapagos National Park Service
Increase in population size in the two well known populations to the west; increase of knowledge of the eastern population and establishment of an additional viable population. Implementation of the Action Plan and, if needed, the emergency plan developed during the original project.
• The three necessary mangrove finch populations are restored and healthy;
• Population size, habitat suitability and disease risk known for eastern population;
• Ramsar site restored and evaluation finished for suitability;
• Birds released in suitable site.
Related Projects: Conservation of the Mangrove Finch (Cactospiza heliobates)
, Saving the Madagascar Pochard: the world’s most endangered duck