Noga Shanee

Noga Shanee
Reclaim Conservation

Doctor of Philosophy

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June 2017 - present
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General Public Complaint Against Captive Wildlife),in short Denunciafauna, ran from April 2014 to April 2017 as an experiment to empirically assess the capacity of Peruvian wildlife authorities to address animal trafficking. We used a political ecology activist research framework, where the campaign is part of research examining on-the-ground respo...
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While legislation for the creation of protected areas in Peru has existed since the 1960s, legislation relating to privately and/or communally protected areas (PCPAs) dates only to the early 2000s, from which point the number of PCPAs has grown rapidly. We examine the growth of PCPAs in Peru, the laws key to their creation, and the actors who have...
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The Alto Mayo region in the Peruvian department of San Martin has one of the highest levels of deforestation and fragmentation in the country. Historically, San Martin was home to at least 20 primate species, of which at least 14 persist in the Alto Mayo Valley. We surveyed primate populations in the “Jungla de Los Monos”, a locally protected remna...
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Habitat loss is one of the main threats to wildlife. Therefore, knowledge of habitat use and preference is essential for the design of conservation strategies and identification of priority sites for the protection of endangered species. The yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Lagothrix flavicauda Humboldt, 1812), categorized as Critically Endangered on t...
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Global conservation fails to stop or, as in most cases, even reduce the rapidly intensifying extinction crisis. Hence, alternatives to current dominant conservation ideologies and practices need to be explored. The Rondas Campesinas (Peasant Patrols) drive the largest and most influential grassroots movement in northeastern Peru, one of the most bi...
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Peru is one of the most biodiverse countries on earth, with an associated high diversity of primate species. Northern Peru is home to two Critically Endangered and endemic species of primate, the yellow tailed woolly monkey (Lagothrix flavicauda) and the San Martin titi monkey (Plecturocebus oenanthe), as well as countless other threatened species...
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The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve has terra firma forest and seasonally-flooded forest (várzea) typical of the western lowland Amazon. It is very biodiverse and its natural resources are important for local populations and for subsistence and commercial hunters. In January 2013 and February 2016, we made two rapid surveys to assess population den...
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Peru is one of the most biodiverse countries on earth. Its northern montane forests are home to levels of biodiversity similar to those in the much larger Amazonian lowlands. We carried out rapid surveys of large mammal presence at 9 sites between the Marañón and Huallaga river valleys in Amazonas and San Martin, Peru. We calculated alpha and beta...
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Protected areas (PAs) are a conservation mainstay and arguably the most effective conservation strategy for species protection. As a ‘megadiverse’ country, Peru is a priority for conservation actions. Peruvian legislation allows for the creation of state PAs and private/communal PAs. Using publicly available species distribution and protected area...
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The international trade in night monkeys (Aotus spp.), found throughout Central and South America, has been regulated by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) since 1975. We present a quantitative analysis of this trade from all 9 range countries, over 4 decades, and compare domestic legislation...
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Nonhuman primates, our closest biological relatives, play important roles in the livelihoods, cultures, and religions of many societies and offer unique insights into human evolution, biology, behavior, and the threat of emerging diseases. They are an essential component of tropical biodiversity, contributing to forest regeneration and ecosystem he...
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Activism is seldom regarded as a conservation method, but such campaigns can result in positive conservation outcomes. Here we describe, a multifaceted campaign that preceded the closure of the Bellavista market, one of the most notorious wildlife markets in South America. We strongly recommend that conservation practitioners employ more activist m...
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En este trabajo se dan a conocer los resultados del análisis de heces de la Lechucita Bigotona (Xenoglaux loweryi), especie endémica de Perú y en peligro de extinción según IUCN, que habita los bosques montanos húmedos de la cordillera Oriental de los Andes. Entre enero y setiembre de 2014, durante evaluaciones sobre la ecología de este búho en el...
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Peru and especially its northeastern regions are considered a global conservation priority because of high biodiversity and the acute threats they face. Despite the Peruvian state's declared intention to end forest loss, deforestation is on the rise. This is in part due to rural–rural and urban–rural migration to forest frontier zones. This migrati...
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The San Martin titi monkey (Plecturocebus oenanthe) is endemic to a small area of northern Peru and is considered Critically Endangered on the IUCN due to massive habitat loss. Between 1994 and 2005 small scale reforestation efforts in the 23.5 ha area of Pucunucho have led to the recuperation of habitat from an area of pasture and crop lands. The...
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Both governmental agencies and local communities in Peru initiate actions directly affecting primate conservation. Governmental initiatives include the creation of protected areas, anti-wildlife traffic campaigns, laws, and law enforcement. Local community initiatives include formal and informal land protection and internal hunting and deforestatio...
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La investigación reporta un caso de parasitismo agudo de Amazona farinosa en Tarapoto, encontrándose a Ascaridia hermafrodita y Raillietina spp.
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Peru has one of the richest primate faunas of any country. The illegal trade in wild primates is one of the largest threats to this fauna in Peru. We characterize the illegal trade in primates through empirical and ethnographic data. We collected data from traffic routes and centers throughout Peru and evaluate current efforts to combat this traffi...
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Despite increased investment, current conservation strategies have failed to stop environmental degradation and loss of biodiversity of the earth's ecosystems with consequent climate change. Community Conservation's (CC) 30 years of experience has produced a successful, cost-effective, field-tested flexible formula to catalyze communities to stop d...
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Aotus miconax is endemic to Peru and remains one of the least studied of all Neotropical primate taxa. It has an altitudinally restricted distribution and is limited to areas of premontane and montane cloud forest in the countries north. Deforestation in the area is the highest in the country. In many areas deforestation has fragmented remnant popu...
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The yellow tailed woolly monkey (Lagothrix flavicauda) is one of the world’s most threatened primate species. It is endemic to a small area of montane forest in northern Peru, an area with high immigration and deforestation rates. Since 2007, community conservation actions have been implemented in the area of Yambrasbamba, a farming community in Am...
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Aotus miconax is endemic to Peru and remains one of the least studied of all Neotropical primate taxa. It has an altitudinally restricted distribution and is limited to areas of premontane and montane cloud forest in the countries north. Deforestation in the area is the highest in the country. In many areas deforestation has fragmented remnant popu...
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Local villagers stated that O. flavicauda is common in the area, which they had mistakenly identified as howler monkeys (Alouatta sp.). When informed about the species endemism and Critically Endangered status they showed a lot of interest in conserving the species. The Municipality of Uchiza is currently working with the San Martin Regional Govern...
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This chapter examines threats and conservation opportunities for the Critically Endangered yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Lagothrix flavicauda), a species endemic to northeastern Peru. Inherent traits make this species susceptible to extinction from threats identified here as habitat loss, hunting, selective logging, road construction, extractive ind...
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Amazonas and San Martin are two of the most densely populated regions in rural Peru and have some of the highest deforestation rates in the country. They are also home to many threatened and endemic species and are considered a high priority for conservation. Under Peruvian law individuals and community groups can create private conservation areas...
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The Tropical Andes is one of the biologically richest and diverse regions on earth, a biodiversity hotspot especially abundant in endemic species and threatened by human activities. Peru is one of the most biodiverse countries on earth, a global centre for plant, invertebrate and vertebrate species including three endemic primates: the yellow-taile...
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With about 50 species and subspecies, the diversity of primates in Peru is amongst the highest in the world. Primate field surveys, however, are still scarce for many areas. Peru's northern forests lie at the heart of the Tropical Andes and are home to four of the country's endemic primates: Aotus miconax, Callicebus oenanthe, Oreonax flavicauda, a...
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Northeastern Peru is considered a global conservation priority due to high biodiversity and acute threats to natural habitat. Its non-indigenous migrant populations, known as campesinos, are presented by mainstream conservation agents as the major threat to this area, as environmentally destructive, apathetic to nature, and only responsive to econo...
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The Peruvian night monkey (Aotus miconax) is endemic to the eastern slopes of the Andes in northern Peru. We present preliminary behavioral data on A. miconax collected during 12 months of surveys on a single group living in a 1.4 ha forest fragment near the Centro Poblado La Esperanza, Amazonas Department. Follows were conducted for five nights ea...
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The Amazonas and San Martin regions in northeastern Peru compose a central part of the Tropical Andes Biodiversity Hotspot, considered one of the highest conservation priorities worldwide. Many of the area's species have been identified as requiring urgent conservation measures by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Convention o...
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This study suggests that global initiatives such as IUCN Red List, CITES, the Biodiversity hotspots, and even the national legal framework, do not offer sufficient protection to threatened species in Northeastern Peru. The on the ground impact is facilitated or blocked by local politics and actors. NGOs and other conservation institutions should as...
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The critically endangered yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax flavicauda) is endemic to the cloud forests of north-eastern Peru and one of the least studied of all primate species. We conducted fifteen months of group follows using focal animal sampling techniques to gather the first behavioural data on free ranging O. flavicauda. Group follows to...
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The critically endangered yellow tailed woolly monkeys (Oreonax flavicauda, Humboldt 1812) are endemic to the cloud forests of northeastern Peru. We surveyed populations of Oreonax flavicauda in the Centro Poblado La Esperanza, Amazonas department between May 2008 and March 2009. We conducted census work in an area comprising disturbed primary clou...
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The Neotropics, tropical areas of South and Central America are home to the largest number of primate species of any bio-region. Many of these species face a serious risk of extinction due to anthropogenic factors such as hunting and deforestation. In 2007 a new NGO was set up to promote the in-situ conservation of these species, Neotropical Primat...
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The yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax flavicauda) is classified as Critically Endangered and is listed by the IUCN Primate Specialist Group as one of the top 25 most endangered primate species in the world. Its distribution is restricted to the Tropical Andes Biodiversity Hotspot. Between March and June 2007 we conducted a preliminary survey of...

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1) To understand the dynamics of wildlife trafficking in urban markets In Perú 2) Identify the diversity of wildlife affected by this illegal activity 3) Propose strategic actions to counteract wildlife trafficking in the Latin American region
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Set up a new organization aiming to become radical,anti-racist,anti-colonialist,pro-animal rights. We will be focusing on working collectively, with many other activists and community experts from all over the world, to challenge and dismantle existing "conservation models" and offering alternatives. Reclaim Conservation, through activist work with communities and law enforcement, through academia, mass and social medias, and cooperation with environmental whistle-blowers will prove and inform the public that: Conservation is Activism Conservation is against corruption Conservation is against all kinds of discriminations Conservation is against Right wing, capitalist exploitation Conservation is compassion If not, conservation will just not work!