Shortly after the Red Siskin Conservation Center (RSCC) in Venezuela was completed (July 2019), we received a notification from the Venezuelan legal authorities about the seizure of two male red siskins. Also in August, a local breeder who found out about the RSCC and the Red Siskin conservation in the country willingly gave six more new birds as a contribution to our efforts. Leonel Ovalle-Moleiro, one of our closest collaborators of the Red Siskin Initiative since before its beginnings and who is currently the RSCC bird curator, was in charge of the logistics for the transfer, reception, and monitoring of the birds. They have passed the quarantine period successfully and they are in excellent health condition.
Photo by: Jhonathan Miranda