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  • Other conservation efforts in the region include projects to mitigate the direct effects of large-scale infrastructure development and resource extraction, programs for the conservation and rehabilitation of specific species such as the Andean condor and the yellow-eared parrot, public awareness and participation, and the development of already degraded areas for agricultural production, rather than clearing standing forests.

    Biological diversity in the Tropical Andes

  • The yellow-eared parrot (Ognorhynchus icterotis, CR), reportedly common across Colombia and Ecuador at the turn of the 20th century, survives in two small populations in the Colombian Andes.

    Biological diversity in the Tropical Andes

  • The yellow-eared parrot, at left, is an endangered parrot that nests on Colombia's national tree, the Quindio wax palm.

    Guerrilla Birding

  • Guerrilla Birding Fundacion ProAves, www. The yellow-eared parrot, at left, is an endangered parrot that nests on Colombia's national tree, the Quindio wax palm.

    With Rebels on the Run, Colombia

  • Some endemics include the Yosemite toad, Mount Lyell salamander, Limestone salamander, Kern salamander, long-eared chipmunk, alpine chipmunk, western heather vole, Walker Pass pocket mouse, yellow-eared pocket-mouse, and the golden trout.

    Sierra Nevada forests

  • The yellow-eared bulbul; was found by Dr. Kelaart at Neuera-ellia.

    Ceylon; an Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • Some species are recovering, however, including the azores bullfinch and the Colombian yellow-eared parrot, both of which have benefited from conservation measures. - Local News

  • They knew how many fingers 'bats have (five), what kind of animals they are (mammals), could name a species when given a description (like Kingston's favorite, the yellow-nosed, yellow-eared Rhinolophus trifoliatus).

    Statesman - AP Sports

  • Colombia's Gorgeous Scenery Associated Press Three yellow-eared parrots perch on their nest high in the Andes of Central Cordillera, Colombia.

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  • Here in the Quindío wax palm habitat (Ceroxylon quindiuense, VU), which is the species’ obligate habitat, ProAves Foundation is working on conservation initiatives that are buying the yellow-eared parrot a chance for survival.

    Biological diversity in the Tropical Andes


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