Orinoco Goose Oressochen jubatus
Version: 1.0 — Published March 8, 2013
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Orinoco Goose is still a poorly studied species and much more should be done to understand its biology and conservation status. The fact that the species' migratory behavior and wet season locations only recently have been discovered (Davenport et al. 2012) indicates the critical lack of knowledge about its conservation needs. Given its migratory behavior, identification and protection of key stopovers and breeding grounds (e.g. Llanos de Moxos, Bolivia) is critical for the species' survival. More information about migratory patterns still is needed throughout its range. Recently, the Llanos de Moxos has been declared a Ramsar site, but this protection is largely symbolic, as 98% of the region remains in private hands.