News From the Field
From the south part of the world, in Chile, the Mouth of the Maipo River is preparing to receive millions of migrating shorebirds that will soon arrive to rest and feed in its estuary this season. Its habitat will also be used for reproduction by local shorebirds. The project “Our Hands, Their Wings” aims to reduce treats that are currently affecting shorebirds in the wetland of the Maipo River by these three lines of action: 1. Promote environmental education and awareness; 2. Encourage citizen participation in local environmental management; and 3. Generate green infrastructure and spaces for sustainable uses.
During World Shorebirds Day, we find ourselves in Chiloé waiting for the return of the migratory Nearctic shorebirds. While they were reproducing in the Northern Hemisphere, the Coastal Solutions team, integrated by biologists, sociologists and engineers, worked with local communities, government agencies and private companies to begin the participatory…
This year we had a very intense summer in the Todos Santos Bay. We established a monitoring program for the nesting and migration of the Snowy Plover. This consisted of using traditional sampling methods such bird banding, and other more modern methods such as GPS tracking.
The Project “Evaluation of coastal resilience of Punta Soldado, Colombia under scenarios of variability and climate change” has been able to integrate the local community, regional government agencies and academia to work together in the creation of a climate adaption plan. This plan will benefit the community and migratory shorebird populations…
Tidal flats are critical habitat for migratory shorebirds and coastal fisheries. In the project “Estuaries of the Future” we want to understand the resilience of tidal flats and their biodiversity against climate change effects.
During the last few months, Leslie has focused in the development of the Master Plan for the San Quintín Bay, looking to regulate activities that are altering valuable shorebird habitats and mitigate the adverse effects of climate change.