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Baseline avian survey of the North Rupununi River, Region 9, Guyana

Principal Investigator(s):

David C. Morimoto, Gajendra Nauth (Andy) Narine, Michael D. Schindlinger, Asaph Wilson

Institution:

North Rupununi River, Region 9, Guyana

Project Term:

2011

The purpose of this eight day avian survey of the North Rupununi River in Guyana, South America, was to provide important baseline data on bird abundance, species richness and composition for this relatively unstudied and largely pristine region which is subject to a multitude of pressures across spatial and temporal scales. Two of us (DCM, MDS) have visited the biologically diverse Rupununi region of savannah, forest, and wetlands annually since 2007 and have witnessed the rapid growth of ecotourism against a backdrop of increased oil prospecting, gold mining, large scale agriculture, and growing pressures for timber extraction, climate change impacts, and pressures to pave the road from Lethem on the Brazilian border to Georgetown on the Caribbean coast.

Project Report: Baseline avian survey of the North Rupununi River, Region 9, Guyana

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