Saving the rolinha-do-planalto (Columbina cyanopis) and its unique habitat in the Cerrado

 

Strategic Direction 4: Support the protection of endangered species in the hotspot

Institution: Associação para a Conservação das Aves do Brasil – Save Brasil

Responsible: Pedro F. Develey e Albert Gallon de Aguiar
Email: pedro.develey@savebrasil.org.br; albert.aguiar@savebrasil.org.br
Telephone: +55 (11) 3815-2862

Corridor: Other Corridors (Serra do Espinhaço)
County: (MG) Botumirim

 

Project's area of ​​activity.

 

General objective: To promote the long-term conservation of the Cerrado on the rolinha-do-planalto (Columbina cyanopis) rediscovery area, with particular attention to the protection of this critically endangered species.

Specific objectives:

  • Conduct scientific research on the rolinha-do-planalto, determining the species living area, feeding behavior, reproduction and habitat use.
  • Disseminate information about birds and biodiversity to the local population, establishing a network of “actors” committed to the conservation of biodiversity in the region.
  • Promote bird watching to the local public as an engagement strategy.
  • Articulate with the government and local owners the creation of protected areas (public and private).
  • Disseminate biodiversity and its conservation to local, regional and national media.

Support amount: U$122.133,38

Duration: 24 months (October 2017 to October 2019)

 

Images provided by Save Brasil

Columbina cyanopis (rolinha-do-planalto). Photo: ©CiroAlbano/SAVE Brasil Collection
Nature Reserve Rolinha-do-Planalto. Photo: ©Peggy Poncelet / CEPF Collection
Nature Reserve Rolinha-do-Planalto. Photo: ©Peggy Poncelet / CEPF Collection
Nature Reserve Rolinha-do-Planalto. Photo: ©Peggy Poncelet / CEPF Collection
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