Enhancement of Habitat for Waterfowl in Northern Yucatan Peninsula


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Ducks Unlimited De Mexico, A.C.

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Funding Program

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA)

Project Location: Yucatan1

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: Migratory Bird Treaty Act; Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Birds / Bird Habitat Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries Terrestrial Habitat

Project Description

The Yucatan Peninsula wetlands are essential ecosystems given their ecologic, economic and cultural value. It is one of the first resting and feeding stopovers during the north-south migration. Conservative estimates indicate an average of over 250,000 ducks in the region during winter, mainly Blue-winged Teal, and up to 50,000 shorebirds. Recent studies have also revealed that the northern wetlands of the Yucatan Peninsula are wintering sites for 38 of the 41 shorebirds recorded for the Gulf of Mexico, including Piping Plover, Black-necked Stilt, Whimbrel, Long-billed Curlew, Red Knot, and Long-billed Dowitcher. However, disturbances caused by harbor construction and several hurricanes have reduced important mangrove and marine grassland habitat for these species. This project will work to counteract these impacts in the wetlands of the community of Telchac, Dzemul, along the northern coast of Yucatan by restoring 735 acres of coastal wetlands and regenerating 345 acres of mangrove forest.It will also evaluate and monitor indicators of habitat enhancement actions success for migratory birds.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 386
Project Name: Enhancement of Habitat for Waterfowl in Northern Yucatan Peninsula
SourceUID:
Latitude: 21.22746641
Longitude: -89.30499191
Country: Mexico
State or Province: Yucatan
County:
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Terrestrial Habitat
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Ducks Unlimited De Mexico, A.C.
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Gabriella De La Fuente De Leon
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.fws.gov/birds/grants/north-american-wetland-conservation-act/nawca-project-summariesMX1504.php
Project Comments: Acquisitions may not yet been finalized, so purchased acres amount is the expected purchased acres.
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 179
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage:
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 118554
DWH Funder: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA)
DWH Dollar Amount : 59277
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Migratory Bird Treaty Act; Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 4
Total Amount Leveraged: 59277


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