Region of activityOur actions are performed in all the coastal zone of the state of Ceará, from the limits with the state of Piauí to the western frontier of the state of Rio Grande do Norte. Some of our strategic points of operation are: Ilha Grande (PI/CE), Pecém (CE), and Icapuí (CE).
Coastal Birds: Incredible JourneysThe Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa) can continuously fly for over 8 days. In this endeavor, the flocks can do intercontinental flights that can even pass through tropical storms. The record registered flight is 3169 mi, without any stop!
Critically EndangeredAmong all the bird groups, the coastal birds have been suffering the highest reduction in their individual numbers due to human actions. The Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa), for instance, has suffered a drastic populational decline of over 75% since the 1980s.
Do your partDiscard your trash responsibly, avoid to drive cars in the beaches and loud sounds in general, do not let pets roam freely in beaches.
Extinction is forever.
projects // strategies
Evaluation of abudance and the seasonal changes of the Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa) and its preys, register of banding birds, and environmental education and support to public policies related to the protection of the habitats inhabitated by this specie.
Sistematic monitoring of the abudance and diversity of many species of terns, evaluating its threats and detecting priority winterising areas in Northeast Brazil on two key locations in the state of Ceará: Pecém (São Gonçalo do Amarante) and Banco dos Cajuais (Icapuí), considering the Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii) as a target specie.
Increase the knowledgement about the detection of certain nutrients and contaminants in coastal birds, a data that is available through the scientific analisys of the activities of shrimp farming performed in Northeast Brazil.
Sistematic monitoring of the abundance and diversity of many migratory and resident species of coastal birds, besides estuarine birds, in the region of the estuary Timonha/Ubatuba, in the frontier between Ceará and Piauí.