Gerrit Vyn Photography –

Gerrit Vyn is a conservation and wildlife photographer and cinematographer dedicated to telling the stories of endangered animals and habitats. He is a producer for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers

Araripe Manakin

The critically endangered Araripe Manakin (male pictured here) was discovered in 1996 and is one of the world’s most striking songbirds. It inhabits an extremely small range in northeast Brazil on the slopes of the arid Araripe Plateau. Less than 1000 individuals remain in 11 square miles of fragmented, second-growth gallery forest surrounding spring-fed streams where they nest. Despite their limited range and numbers there is real hope for this bird and the Brazilian NGO Aquasis, with support from the American Bird Conservancy, is leading conservation efforts.
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The critically endangered Araripe Manakin (male pictured here) was discovered in 1996 and is one of the world’s most striking songbirds. It inhabits an extremely small range in northeast Brazil on the slopes of the arid Araripe Plateau. Less than 1000 individuals remain in 11 square miles of fragmented, second-growth gallery forest surrounding spring-fed streams where they nest. Despite their limited range and numbers there is real hope for this bird and the Brazilian NGO Aquasis, with...
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South America
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critically endangered
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