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Drawing on three years of field data and a detailed analysis using GIS tools, the project ‘Crossing the Caribbean’ has determined a series of conservation hotspots for migratory landbirds in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (SNSM). Each of these hotspots is centered on a major watershed in the SNSM and together they support some the most important remnants of natural habitat for migratory birds in the region but they are also those most likely to be negatively impacted by human activities in the near future. An initial socialization of these results with the SNSM Natural National Park, the regional environment authority (Corpamag) and other local stakeholders has already taken place and in the coming months further meetings will take place. We are currently seeking to form a conservation alliance that will work for the protection of these key migrant habitats and any interested stakeholders should contact the project director (see link below).

To download the full report on the hotspots and also individual maps with their methodology please visit the project homepage: Crossing the Caribbean