Funchal school recently organised a Science Day in which the Black-Fronted-Piping Guan (Aburria jacutinga) was the star of the day.
The reintroduction project of this species at REGUA will soon take place and Livia Dias, the biologist in charge of monitoring them was present with her young son, Artur.
With models of the bird and information on the re-introduction process, and the part that these arboreal birds play in the overall biodiversity of the forest, the day was a great success. Both Raquel Locke and Prof. Carlos from REGUA were delighted to attend.
Meeting with local members of the community and especially education in local schools is a vital part of the re-introduction project and also fits well with REGUA’s mission to further environmental education work in the area.
Congratulations to the headmaster, teachers, pupils and staff for this wonderful event.