ProAves participated in the meeting of the Golden Wings Alliance at the invitation of American Bird Conservancy with the major objective of developing conservation strategies for the Golden Winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) in their non-breeding areas.
The meeting took place from May 30 to June 1, 2015 in Virginia, USA and was attended by various conservation organizations from Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and the United States.
During the three days of meetings the initial plans of activities for each country were presented defining the most important zones for conservation, in Colombia 4 major areas where conservation efforts will focus were defined:
The town of Anorí in the Chestnut – capped Piha Bird Reserve, the town of San Vicente de Chucuri where the Cerulean Warbler Bird Reserve is located, the buffer area of Los Nevados National Natural Park and the coffee region of southwestern Antioquia; locations where ProAves has developed conservation processes and works with communities and environmental education.
Likewise, the initial plan of proposed activities in each country and in each locality, these activities were proposed in response to the fulfillment of some goals that aim to minimize the threats identified by area.
These conservation processes focused on migratory species, such as those advanced by the Golden Wings Alliance not only benefit the focal species, also they reinforce processes developed locally and the biodiversity in general of Colombia.
Coming up soon, a comprehensive plan for the conservation of this species will be published.
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