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“Birds of the Amazon:  Ecological Research & Conservation in the SE Peruvian Amazon”
Presented by Dr. Ursula Valdez
Tuesday, May 11, 7:00 PM

The Peruvian Amazonia is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, and thousands of species are distributed in this region. Unfortunately, many bird species and their habitats in the region have been affected by deforestation, agriculture expansion, and illegal mining. Dr. Valdez and her colleagues assess the bird populations, their distribution among available habitats, and the related impacts of human activities. Dr. Valdez will share some of her research findings, and she will explain how these studies are also helping to engage people from Peru and other regions in science, conservation, education, and sustainability.

May mtgDr. Valdez is a Peruvian-American Avian tropical ecologist and conservationist. She focuses on studies of bird community ecology, habitat use and works in conservation programs in the SE Peruvian Amazon. She collaborates with other scientists and professionals and local communities of Madre de Dios to develop conservation programs. At UW Bothell, through her courses, and field study abroad to Peru, she offers opportunities to connect her students with a body of local and international researchers, conservation organizations and students working on ecology, natural history field research and conservation.

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If you missed the April 13th presentation “A Dead Tree’s Excellent Adventure” by Ken Bevis or want to watch it again, a recording is now available for viewing at the following link:


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