Sunday, October 5, 2014

Amazing Wattled curassow art week!!!!

Last week of September was nothing but GREAT for the Wattled curassow!! A group of very talented artist from several countries in the world (members of the "52 Weeks Nature Painting Challenge" Facebook group, coordinated by the artist Kitty Harvill), dedicated the whole week to create wonderful artistic tributes to the Wattled curassow. Some of the paintings were inspired in pictures of the species captured in the camera trap survey we did last year. The results where more than amazing!

Thank you so much to all artists participating for their beautiful contributions! Paintings will be used for educational purposes, to raise awareness and help spread the voice about the importance of the conservation and care of this marvelous and endangered species!

You can see in detail each painting in the section "Art gallery" of this site!!

(Collage done by Kitty Harvill).

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Wattled Curassow was present in Trinidad and Tobago!

XI International Congress on Management of Amazonian and
Latin American Wildlife
                  St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, 17 - 22 August 2014

We participated on the XI CIMFAUNA, held in The University of West Indies, in Trinidad and Tobago, presenting some preliminary data about the population status of the Wattled Curassow in the Lower Purus River. We want to thank you the organization committee of the congress and all trinitarian people: we had a great time!

The island of Trinidad is the home of another rare and very endangered cracid, the Trinidad Piping Guan (Aburria pipile). This species, locally known as "Pawi", is endemic of Trinidad and is considered as "Critically Endangered". You can find more information about this beautiful and threatened species here:  Pawi Study Group Website

Enjoy a marvelous painting of the Trinidad Piping-guan, done by Edward Rocks, and a picture of its habitat, taken in the National Park Marupa.

(All pictures taken by B. Marioni)

Curassow censuses are going on!

This rainy season we are continuing with curassow censuses in the northern region of the reserve....

.. and t is so amazing each time we can see one of them in the wild! Here in the picture you can see a wattled curassow female, hidden very high, up in the forest canopy!