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Estacion Biologica Caparu (Established 1985)
Conservation Agency

Director: Erwin Palacios
Affiliations: Conservacion Internacional Colombia

Mission: To develop the ecological information necessary for ecosystem survival and species conservation; to promote environmental education; to develop research and training possibilities for Colombians; to establish and support new national park (Parque Nacional y Natural Caparu) in lowland rainforest

Principal Research Programs: Animal ecology; Conservation; Behavioral ecology of the woolly monkey ("Lagothrix lagotricha"); behavioral ecology of the black-headed uacari ("Cacajao melanocephalus"); Colombian Amazon primate census and distribution; Student research in spacing in "Lagothrix lagotricha" and feeding ecology in "Callicebus torquatus"

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional; Field work opportunities available; Program emphasis: Ecology; Primate ecology; Avian ecology; Conservation; Financial support occasionally available; Note: We support Colombian students and other Colombians interested in studying the ecology of the rainforest, especially primate ecology - as well as other projects directed towards the conservation of Colombian natural resources. We have been able to provide limited funds for Colombians or to help Colombians locate funds that will support a project directed by us.

Number of Staff: 3

Associated Field Sites: Vaupes, Colombia (NW Amazon), Program Focus: Primate and avian ecology; conservation

Supported Species: 1 Aotus trivirgatus (owl monkey), 1 Ateles belzebuth (long-haired spider monkey), 1 Cacajao melanocephalus (black uakari), 1 Callicebus torquatus (widow titi), 7 Lagothrix lagotricha (Humboldt's woolly monkey), 1 Pithecia monachus (monk saki), 1 Saguinus nigricollis nigricollis (black-mantle tamarin)

Comments: Copies of correspondence should also be sent to "Erwin Palacios" , for quicker reply.

Last Updated: 2007-05-27

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