by Luke DeGroote
Photographed at Brazil’s first national park – Parque Nacional do Itatiaia with Observatório de Aves – Instituto Butantan
Black capuchins are near threatened and declining due to habitat loss, hunting, and pet trade.
Luke DeGroote is an Avian Ecologist and the Bird Banding Program Manager at Powdermill Nature Reserve, the environmental research center of Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Luke is traveling in Brazil this summer to train Brazilian avian researchers band birds and explore new collaborations for the museum.