RSI-USCAFE field specialist, Pablo Lau, gave a talk about migratory bird conservation through shade coffee cultivation at a symposium hosted by Universidad Central de Venezuela on May 12. This celebration of World Migratory Bird Day highlighted the importance of Venezuela to bird migration in the Western Hemisphere, and included talks from researchers and students across the country. Pablo noted, “Two agroforestry systems in the Neotropics, coffee and cacao, support much higher biodiversity than crops without tree cover, and enhancing these systems can preserve habitats for migratory avifauna”. Pablo has documented 231 bird species to date in the study area, of which seven are northern hemisphere migrants.
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