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FCAT initiates landscape-scale reforestation experiment

Last year, FCAT acquired a 42 ha property with plans to use the land as a hub for forest restoration and research. Working with leading forest restoration scientists Leighton Reid (Virginia Tech) and Zak Zahawi (University of Hawaii and Charles Darwin Foundation), FCAT is planting 5,000 seedlings of 20 different species using a restoration strategy …

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Welcome new FCAT staff!

We would like to welcome several new staff members to the FCAT family! Karla Zambrano, from the nearby community of Herrera, joined us to help manage research projects and field station operations. Evaristo Cedeño is working with Alison Ke at UC Davis, researching whether nesting sites are limiting the populations of cavity-nesting birds in tropical agricultural …

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FCAT hosts field course from Tulane University

Over the course of two weeks, 22 undergraduate students from Tulane University were immersed in the nature and culture of western Ecuador during their stay at the FCAT reserve. The course entitled ‘Tropical Field Biology and Conservation’ provides students with the opportunity to develop and implement independent research projects under the guidance of FCAT’s expert …

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Endangered tree boa found within FCAT reserve

Blomber’s Tree Boa (Corallus blombergi), an IUCN Endangered species, was recently found within the FCAT reserve! Commonly known as the Ecuadorian annulated tree boa, this species is found only in western Ecuador and southern Columbia and very little is known about its natural history. The FCAT reserve protects numerous endangered species, including the Ecuadorian White-fronted …

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FCAT awarded grant from US Fish and Wildlife Service for Neotropical Migratory bird conservation

The project, titled ‘Community-based conservation of Neotropical migratory birds in the Ecuadorian Chocó’, will directly contribute to the conservation of Neotropical migratory birds in and around the FCAT reserve through the purchase and protection of ~122 ha of priority habitat, reforestation of 40 ha, and a suit of integrated educational and capacity building conservation initiatives …

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