The Chilean flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) is one of the larger and more charismatic flamingo species, and is facing conservation challenges from water diversion projects that threaten prime breeding habitat, and from intensive egg harvesting. Chilean flamingos are currently listed as ‘Near Threatened’ by the IUCN. Lack of ecological data, however, is hampering conservation program design and implementation.
ZCOG is supporting the efforts of the Zoológico Nacional del Parque Metropolitano de Santiago to conduct ongoing research on the health status and migration patterns of flamingo populations in Chile. ZCOG has helped purchase solar GPS satellite transmitters, field transportation, and the acquisition of satellite data.
MORE HERE ABOUT ATACAMA DESERT--
Photos courtesy of Kevin Schaffer and the Giant Armadillo Conservation Project
YOU CAN HELP SAVE CHILEAN FLAMINGOS!
FROM THE FIELD
Click on the below-listed links to learn more about the Andean Bear Program.
HOW TO HELP
Support is needed to protect Chilean flamingos and their habitat, and you can help make a difference:
DONATE NOW. Your contribution will be used to purchase camera traps, GPS monitoring devices, and field equipment needed to expand research activities into the Brazilian Cerrado.
Encourage your zoo to dedicate a Quarters for Conservation kiosk to raise funds for the Giant Armadillo Conservation Project. CLICK HERE to learn how facilities like the Greenville Zoo are already contributing to ZCOG conservation programs in this manner.
BECOME A PROGRAM SUPPORTER and receive an opportunity to host the 'Return of the Condor" mixed-media art exhibit at your facility. The one-of-a-kind exhibit, which has already been displayed at art galeries and nature centers throughout Argentina, contains photographs, paintings and other works of art that document the reintroduction Andean condors back to the wild and celebrate the cultural practices of indigenous communities that revere the condor as a sacred messenger of nature.
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