WCS Colombia

Pacarana (Dinomys branickii)

The Pacarana (Dinomys branickii) is a rare and habitat specialist rodent which occurs throughout most of the Andean region and some localities in the Amazonia. Is considered a Vulnerable species due to habitat loss and hunting. We are currently evaluating habitat use, distribution and developing surveillance strategies with local communities and environmental authorities (CARs) in order to reduce their threats. We just finished the Conservation Management plan for the SIRAP-EC and we are promoting its soon implementation.

 

Contact

WCS COLOMBIA
Sede Principal (Cali):
Avenida 5 Norte # 22 N - 11 Barrio Versalles
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Teléfono: +57 (2) 379 9322
Cel: +57 320 6719711

Sede Bogotá:
Cra. 7 No. 82-66 Torres San José
Torre A - Oficina 312
Teléfono: + 57 (1) 721 8116

Key Staff

Carlos A. Saavedra Rodríguez
Associated researcher
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Featured Partners

Sistema Regional de Áreas Protegidas del Eje Cafetero
Coorporacion Autónoma Regional de Risaralda
Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia