Art & Education to Save a Bird from Extinction

by Fundacion Montecito
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Art & Education to Save a Bird from Extinction
Art & Education to Save a Bird from Extinction
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Art & Education to Save a Bird from Extinction
Art & Education to Save a Bird from Extinction
Art & Education to Save a Bird from Extinction
Art & Education to Save a Bird from Extinction
Art & Education to Save a Bird from Extinction
Art & Education to Save a Bird from Extinction
Art & Education to Save a Bird from Extinction
Apr 12, 2022

Apolinar's Wren Chosen as Emblematic Bird in Town

Dear donors & supporters,

Time for good news! From a civil sociaty initiative in the town of Aquitania, one of the three municipalities sharing Lake Tota's shore, local authorities have chosen Cistothorus apolinari as their emblematic bird. This meassure has a potential to increase awareness among locals, and bring more initiatives to its conservation.

A week ago, there was a cellebration for that, in which community actions to protect this species were highlighted, and that included ours. We were somewhere else doing fieldwork those days and were not able to attend that cellebration, but we were told a recognition for our work was part of the event: Montecito's work was recognized, among others, for their contribution to this species conservation, from Aquitania Mayor's Office - J.Zuluaga (biologist in support to that initiative), tolds us afterwards.

Therefore, it's time to cellebrate, and keep up the work we do towards saving Apolinar's Wren from falling more in its critical conservation condition.

This was the environmental authority's statement, in regards to that "emblematic" news:

  • The objective is to add conservation actions for the protection of this endemic species for Colombia and that is in critical danger of extinction. The Cucarachero lives in the wetlands of the Cundiboyacense plateau, and its largest population is in Lake Tota; the subspecies (C. apolinari) is exclusively associated with reeds, white grass and other coastal plants of wetlands, lagoons and lakes.
  • "With this declaration as a flagship bird, another step is taken in favor of the conservation of Lake Tota, it is a significant achievement for our species in critical danger of extinction," said biologist Johana Zuluaga Bonilla.
  • Main threats of the Apolinar's Wren: The destruction of its habitat, the low number of its population and the geographical distribution of the species restricted to the Cundiboyacense plateau, make this Wren a species sensitive to extinction. They live in very small strips associated with bodies of water, if these strips are destroyed the Wren disappears, so it is everyone's job to protect their home.
  • It is time to agree to peace with nature and applaud these initiatives for conservation.

Thank you for your continuous support.

Warm regards,

Felipe Velasco
Fundación Montecito

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