Damian Rumiz

Damian Rumiz
Fundación Simón I. Patiño · Centro Ecopedagógico

PhD

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July 2015 - August 2015
Universidad Autónoma Gabriel René Moreno
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  • Professor Invited
February 2015 - November 2015
Universidad Autónoma Gabriel René Moreno
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  • Professor, invited
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  • Módulos de Biología de la Conservación en el Postgrado, y Manejo de Fauna para la Carrera Forestal
July 2014 - August 2014
Escuela Militar de Ingenieria
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  • Professor, invited

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Publications (128)
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This identification guide for cat parts describes the ten species of native felids from Bolivia, and focuses on the parts subject to illegal traffic. The guide was completed after a joint work between Panthera, Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff Mercado, Gobierno Autónomo Departamental de Santa Cruz and Fundación Simón I. Patiño with the support...
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Worldwide urban expansion and deforestation have caused a rapid decline of non-human primates in recent decades. Yet, little is known to what extent these animals can tolerate anthropogenic noise arising from roadway traffic and human presence in their habitat. We studied six family groups of titis residing at increasing distances from a busy highw...
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Despite its large range, occurrence in numerous nature reserves in several countries, and apparent adaptation to modified habitats, Alouatta caraya is considered Near Threatened due to a suspected population reduction of 25-30% over 36 years (three generations; 2004-2040) due to ongoing loss of suitable habitat, hunting pressure, and the susceptibi...
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Building bridges between environmental and political agendas is essential nowadays in face of the increasing human pressure on natural environments, including wetlands. Wetlands provide critical ecosystem services for humanity and can generate a considerable direct or indirect income to the local communities. To meet many of the sustainable develop...
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La pérdida y la fragmentación de hábitats son las principales amenazas para el jaguar. En este análisis, presentamos una evaluación de la integridad del paisaje y riesgos de degradación del hábitat del jaguar en las tierras bajas del departamento de Santa Cruz, con énfasis en propiedades ganaderas. Identificamos la fragmentación de la cobertura nat...
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At a site in the Bolivian Chiquitano region composed by a mosaic of pastureland and primary Chiquitano Dry Forest (CDF) we conducted a camera-trapping study to (1) survey the mammals, and (2) compare individual Jaguar numbers with other Chiquitano sites. Therefore, we installed 13 camera stations (450 ha polygon) over a period of six months. On 1,7...
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For arboreal primates, ground use may increase dispersal opportunities, tolerance to habitat change, access to ground-based resources, and resilience to human disturbances, and so has conservation implications. We collated published and unpublished data from 86 studies across 65 localities to assess titi monkey (Callicebinae) terrestriality. We exa...
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Building bridges between environmental and political agendas is essential nowadays in face of the increasing human pressure on natural environments, including wetlands. Wetlands provide critical ecosystem services for humanity, and can generate a considerable direct or indirect income to the local communities. In order to meet many of the sustainab...
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Una guía corta para reconocer cráneos, dientes y pieles de jaguar y otros animales sujetos al tráfico ilegal
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Building bridges between environmental and political agendas is essential nowadays in face of the increasing human pressure on natural environments, including wetlands. Wetlands provide critical ecosystem services for humanity and can generate a considerable direct or indirect income to the local communities. To meet many of the sustainable develop...
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El 28 de enero de 2018, durante una visita a laguna Guapilo, al este de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, depto. Santa Cruz, Bolivia, observamos una Gaviota Reidora Leucophaeus atricilla, el primer registro en Bolivia. Adicionalmente, observamos comportamiento indicativo de anidación de la Gallareta Chica Fulica leucoptera, una especie que se consideraba co...
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Un resumen sobre la diversidad conocida de serpientes en Bolivia, incluyendo una lista de las especies y descripciones de todas las familias y sus caracteristicas.
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(Wild and domestic animals: abuse, ethics, and environmental conservation) Social networks and other media on the Internet have greatly facilitated the access to scientific information as well as true and false news about the relationship we humans have with animals and the environment. There are also heated arguments about hunting, pets, wildlife...
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Based on field host range and damage potential, we explored the prospects of exploiting a gall midge from Jatropha clavuligera Müll. Arg. (Euphorbiaceae) in Bolivia as a “new-association” biological control agent for Jatropha gossypiifolia L. (Euphorbiaceae), a major rangeland weed in Australia. The gall midge, determined morphologically as Prodipl...
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The jaguar Panthera onca requires large areas of relatively intact habitats containing adequate amounts of prey to survive. Since a substantial portion of jaguar range occurs outside of strict protected areas, there is a need for economic incentives for habitat conservation, which carefully managed selective logging can provide. Forest Stewardship...
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Bolivia harbors some 400 species of mammals belonging to 12 orders which include marsupials, armadillos, anteaters, sloths, many bats, monkeys, carnivores, one river dolphin, one tapir, several even-toed ungulates, many rodents and one native rabbit. The study of Bolivian mammals has increased lately, producing several books, scientific papers and...
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IUCN threats assessment for Mazama chunyi
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The jaguar (or 'tiger') in Bolivia . The jaguar (Panthera onca ) is the largest living felid in the Americas , widely distributed from southern U.S. to northern Argentina , and still present in most of the natural areas in lowlands Bolivia . However , habitat destruction , conflicts with cattle and China's demand for animal parts threatens its popu...
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La sociedad boliviana y especialmente la cruceña, ha valorizado desde sus raíces históricas a la naturaleza. Los suelos, bosques, ríos y lagunas, con la inmensa y aún poco conocida diversidad de plantas y animales, constituyen las fuentes primarias para el crecimiento económico y el bienestar de todos los que habitan el país. Es política del Gobie...
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In recently fragmented landscapes, hunting pressure increases because hunters can access previously remote habitats. Yet fewer than 0.5% of fragmentation studies with mammals have also assessed the impacts of hunting. Herein, by means of camera-traps and track-plots, we analyzed the impact of hunting and forest fragmentation on species richness and...
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There is an extensive ecological literature documenting the importance of fig trees (Ficus spp.) as providers of food and other resources for many tropical animals. What is less apparent is that some Ficus species form free-standing stems that are targeted in logging operations. Despite the potential implications of such harvesting for biological c...
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In order to review the distribution and status of the Chacoan or white-coated titi monkey in Bolivia, I examined 60 available records of Callicebus and the vegetation types where they occurred in southern Santa Cruz. Based on the color pattern of photographed individuals, their location and basic ecological data, I characterized the range of Callic...
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ISSN 0327-9383 Versión on-line ISSN 1666-0536 http://www.sarem.org.ar The Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus): Myth and truth of its presence in Argentina. Among the many faunal inventories conducted in Northwestern Argentina, only one senior author claims to have found reliable evidence on the current presence of Tremarctos ornatus. We assessed the...
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Among the many faunal inventories conducted in Northwestern Argentina, only one senior author claims to have found reliable evidence on the current presence of Tremarctos ornatus. We assessed the 34 published records of this species against more than 800 points of similar surveys which recorded the occurrence of jaguar, tapir, monkeys and carnivore...
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Park guards and visitors have recently (September-December 2011) observed and photographed a very tame and calm female jaguar and her two cubs at the Estación Isoso camp in the Kaa-Iya del Gran Chaco National Park. The photographs have allowed researchers to confirm that she is the same female recorded in systematic camera-trap surveys at the same...
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Guía para facilitar el acceso de pequeños productores a la certificación forestal FSC
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RESUMEN A fin de contribuir con el manejo forestal sostenible en Bolivia, se evaluaron 33 especies maderables importantes de la Chiquitanía según el conocimiento disponible sobre su distribución geográfica, abundancia, regeneración, otros aspectos ecológicos y amenazas a sus poblaciones. Unas siete especies contaban con alguna categorización previa...
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The crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus) is a carnivore widely distributed in Central and South America, but due to its nocturnal habits and evasive conduct, little is known about its natural history. This study reports the first data on home range, abundance and activity of raccoons based on systematic camera trap surveys conducted in the Chi...
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With the aim of improving our knowledge about the fish fauna of the Lower Paragua River (Iténez or Guaporé basin), fish collections and physic-chemical analyses of water were conducted in three localities in northern Santa Cruz, on the western border of the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park. Sampling periods lasted 5 days on each of three sites (Pi...
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Este informe contiene una evaluación del estado a nivel de la distribución de dos de las especies de mamíferos ecológica y económicamente más importantes del Neotrópico. El pecarí labiado (Tayassu pecari) y el tapir de tierras bajas (Tapirus terrestris) tienen áreas de distribución enormes; el primero se extiende a lo largo de hábitats tropicales y...
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We propose a comprehensive method for estimating and reporting forest conservation and degradation of vegetation and fauna. Mainly based on field surveys, the proposed methodology assumes that most degradation changes in forests cannot be properly detected by remote sensing. Forest degradation and conservation status are best estimated by using a s...
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T he records of six species of wild cats (Leopardus pardalis, L. wiedii, Oncifelis geoffroyi, Herpailurus yaguarondi, Puma con-color and Panthera onca) coexisting in relatively small areas of forest is unique for the Neotropics. Within the economic context of eastern lowland Bolivia, national parks together with protected areas in forestry concessi...
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Two skeletons, tracks, faecal pellets, photographs and local reports are described and compared with the few previous records of dwarf Andean deer from Bolivia and Peru. Tarsal bones and incisor teeth were diagnostic traits for Mazama and not for Pudu, while skull measurements, ear shape, body colour and facial patterns were consistent with descrip...
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This ongoing project is a key component (Action 12) of the goal of developing National Action Plans for tapir conservation and management for all range countries in the 2004-2005 TSG Plan for Action that came out of the Second International Tapir Symposium in Panama. This exercise is being jointly undertaken by the Pigs, Peccaries and Hippos Specia...
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In comparison with the Neotropical big cats, jaguar ( Panthera onca L.) and puma ( Felis concolor L.), medium and small felids are poorly studied. Furthermore, studying wild felids in forest habitats is extremely difficult using direct methods given that most species are principally nocturnal and secretive (Gittleman 1996). Indirect methods are the...
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2005. — Differential habitat use by two sympatric brocket deer species (Mazama americana and M. gouazoubira) in a seasonal Chiquitano forest of Bolivia. Mammalia 69 (2) : 169-183. ABSTRACT A study of habitat use of two sympatric brocket deer species was conducted by recording dung and tracks along 40 km trails cleared through four vegetation types...