Tierra del Fuego

With the success of our shorebird habitat mapping project in Brazil, our team proposed to continue this work in Tierra Del Fuego, Chile. In 2016 our team was awarded a 2 year grant to delineate critical habitat for shorebird species found in Bahía Lomas on Chile’s northern coast of Tierra Del Fuego and map habitats most threatened by climate change, oil pollution, overgrazing and other forms of habitat destruction. These maps will provide the foundation for conservation planning in the region by providing key information needed for the development of a management plan for the project area, delineating key habitat areas by conducting intensive surveys and determining areas of greatest importance within each site, creating maps of each site and determining chief threats, and creating management plans in coordination with national and local government agencies.