Scarlet collared featherpecker

  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Status
  • Age Level
    14 to 18 Years
    19 to 25 Years
    26 and Over

The Problem

Plight of a bird called the scarlet collared featherpecker

Our Plan

Go to Mindoro, Philippines to understand the birds habitat. conditions and identify its predators. Take a census of the birds and try to educate the community on the adverse effects of it being endangered.

Themes Addressed

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    Biodiversity Loss
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    Wildlife Trafficking

The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

We went to Mindoro, Philippines right after Volcano Taal has erupted. We were able to speak to the tribal people called the mangyans. We spoke to them about the harmful effects of killing or capturing these birds indiscriminately. There is an urgent need to conserve them. We also went to a local bird sanctuary on Mindoro, Philippines

Through this project I/we learned:

It is challenging to change the mindset of a group of people, especially if they cannot see the immediate rewards

What I/we might change:

bring visual examples of extinct birds

My/our favorite part of this project was:

meeting other endangered species like the Tamarao (its a small buffalo)

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

be prepared, bring an interpretor and bring presentd for little kids

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