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Habitat and Ecology
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Crax alberti
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
Barcode data: Crax alberti
There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank. Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species. See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen. Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.
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IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- 2012Critically Endangered
Status: Proposed Endangered
Lead Region: Foreign (Region 10)
For most current information and documents related to the conservation status and management of Crax alberti, see its USFWS Species Profile
El PaujÃl Bird Reserve was established in 2004, covering 848 ha in the Magdelena Valley, SerranÃa de las Quinchas, and local authorities have introduced penalties for shooting or trapping the species (R. S. R. Williams in litt. 1999). FundaciÃ³n ProAves continue to purchase land to expand the reserve and are also engaging in habitat restoration within its boundaries (D. Caro in litt. 2009). ProAves aims to expand the reserve to c.6,000 ha in the next two years (Machado and Salaman 2008/2009). Paramillo National Park is vast and holds this species, but no protective measures have been implemented (P. G. W. Salaman in litt. 1999, 2000). The large Bajo Cauca-NechÃ Regional Reserve probably holds the species (A. Cuervo in litt. 1999, P. G. W. Salaman in litt. 1999, 2000). Los Colorados Sanctuary protects part of the SerranÃa de San Jacinto (R. S. R. Williams in litt. 1999). It occurs in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and Tayrona National Parks (FundaciÃ³n ProAves 2009), and potentially in the CaÃ±on del RÃo Alicante and Los Besotes reserves (Quevedo et al. 2006). Of all of the reserves listed above, only El PaujÃl Bird Reserve is thought to receive adequate protection to safeguard this species (Quevedo et al. 2006). Since 2006, ProAves has been engaged in a variety of awareness-raising initiatives in three villages within the SerranÃa de las Quinchas buffer zone, including training courses on bird monitoring and for park rangers and the annual Paujil Festival (UrueÃ±a et al. undated, Quevedo et al. 2008). Studies of population density and structure, as well as habitat use and behaviour of the species have been ongoing at the El PaujÃl Bird Reserve since 2004 (UrueÃ±a et al. undated). Further surveys are planned in the south-western limits of the species's range in order to delimit additional IBAs for its conservation. FundaciÃ³n ALPEC is working to create a habitat corridor to connect protected areas in the lowlands to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta through a network of private reserves (Strewe et al. 2010). A reintroduction programme was initiated in 2011 with the intention that when captive breeding is successful individuals will be reintroduced (Fundacion ProAves 2011).
Conservation Actions Proposed
Determine its population and distribution more accurately and confirm its persistence in the serranÃas de San Jacinto and de las Quinchas, and the upper SinÃº drainage (Cuervo and Salaman 1999, Stiles et al. 1999, A. Cuervo in litt. 1999, P. G. W. Salaman in litt. 1999, 2000. Protect forests on the serranÃas de San Lucas and de las Quinchas (Stiles et al. 1999, A. Cuervo in litt. 1999, P. G. W. Salaman in litt. 1999, 2000). Implement effective conservation measures in existing protected areas (L. DÃ¡valos in litt. 1999, P. G. W. Salaman in litt. 1999, 2000). Initiate educational campaigns to limit hunting, and provide resources to replace the need for habitat conversion (A. Cuervo in litt. 1999).
It is found only in Colombia; areas of its range in the south and east are bordered by the Magdalena River. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.