One of the keys to effective conservation "adaptive management".Read more
This year, in an effort to expand the reach of the Red Siskin Conservation Center, we have built a native plant nursery in collaboration with Tracy Aviary.Read more
Last year, hatching our very first Red Siskin chicks at the RS Conservation Center was a milestone for us and for the conservation of this endangered species in Venezuela.Read more
Provita announces the launch of Module I: Designing Behavior Change Campaigns to Reduce the Demand for Wild Birds in the Illegal Pet Trade, a user-friendly and freely-available toolkit for Latin Americans interested in decreasing this important threat to wildlife.Read more
Female Red Siskin in a cage. Photo by: Jhonathan Miranda.Read more
Native tree nursery run by producer José Oropeza and his son Eduardo, in Llano Grande, Carayaca. Photo by: Génesis Cardozo.Read more
The Red Siskin Initiative is an international partnership of public and private institutions communities and people working to understand, protect and restore sustainable populations of the Red Siskin.
Our mission is to restore self-sustaining populations of Red Siskins across their historical distribution.Read more
Our scientists use fieldwork, labwork, and in-depth analyses to study the threats to and the ecology and genetics of this species.Read more
We rescue individuals confiscated from the illegal trade, rehabilitate and reproduce them, and are developing strategies and methods to reintroduce them into nature.Read more
Outreach and education are crucial to conservation success. Through formal and informal education programs, materials and events with communities, schools, institutions and governments we raise awareness of the plight of the Red Siskin and highlight ways to help.Read more
More bird-friendly agroforestry crops and protected areas guarantee environmental, economic, and social sustainabilityRead more
Once abundant across northern Venezuela, today it is a very rare bird.
Everybody can make a difference. Share with others what you know about the Red Siskin, do not choose wildlife as pets, contribute to the project with money or time.
Your generous contribution will support essential research, habitat protection and recovery, anti-trafficking programs, captive breeding and education.Read more
The Red Siskin Initiative is a partnership of many people and organizations who are committed to the successful conservation of this beloved species.
The Red Siskin is a source of local and national pride in all range countries. Work with us to help recover this iconic bird.
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