Providing evidence to improve practice

Individual study: Reintroduction of red-billed curassow Crax blumenbachii to Guapiaçu Ecological Reserve, Brazil

Published source details

Bernardo C.S.S. & Locke N. (2014) Reintroduction of red-billed curassow Crax blumenbachii to Guapiaçu Ecological Reserve, Brazil. Conservation Evidence, 11, 7-7

Summary

Fifty-three captive-bred, sub-adult red-billed curassow Crax blumenbachii were reintroduced to the Guapiaçu Ecological Reserve, Brazil, from 2006 to 2008.  Post-reintroduction movements were monitored for 25 months, but little information on breeding was collected during this period as few of the birds had reached sexual maturity. However, in the period 2009-2014, six observations of probable breeding were made. This positive outcome will help inform the feasibility of further reintroductions.