Tuesday 19 january 2021
Header photo: Araripe Manakin © Ciro Albano
IUCN NL works with local NGOs across the globe to create or expand safe reserves for endangered species and to connect wildlife habitats to increase species’ changes of survival. Passionate conservationists from Brazil, Indonesia and Iraq share their story in our Conservation Inspiration Podcast series. The third episode takes us to Brazil, where Alberto Campos is committed to ensuring the survival of the critically endangered araripe manakin.
In 1998 ornithologists discovered the araripe manakin. This red-hooded bird is endemic to tropical moist forests on the slopes of the Chapada do Araripe in Northeast Brazil and has very peculiar breeding preferences. Adult manakins only nest above running water and rely on vegetated streams and creeks to reproduce. This restricts them to limited breeding sites.
In this episode of the Conservation Inspiration podcast series, host Rosamira Guillen is joined by conservation biologist Alberto Campos, who is one of the founders and the director of the Brazilian NGO Aquasis. They discuss Alberto’s efforts to protect the araripe manakin, which is considered the water keeper of the Araripe region, and how this peculiar bird became an extraordinary source of pride for local communities.
- Read more about Rosamira Guillen and her organisation Fundación Proyecto Tití, a Colombian NGO that works with local communities and partners to protect one of the most endangered primate species in the world: the cotton-top tamarin.
- Read more about ensuring the survival of the araripe manakin in Brazil.
- Find out more about the IUCN NL Land Acquisition Fund