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Peru aims to prevent extinction of the Andean condor

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Peru’s government along with the Colca Autonomous Authority (Autocolca) launched on Monday a draft law aimed at avoiding the extinction of the Andean condor and protects the country’s mythical bird.

The initiative seeks to establish a new legal framework for protection and conservation of the Andean condor and punish up to five years in prison to the person who capture it for commercial purposes.

Elmer Caceres, mayor of the Caylloma province, pointed out that the draft law’s core proposes that the State implements a pilot plan of conservation of the endangered bird.

The project was introduced on Monday morning at the launch of the campaign "Save the condor" promoted by Autocolca and the provincial municipalities of Caylloma and Arequipa.

A recent study states that there are 2.500 condors across the Peruvian Andean Area; however, in the Colca Valley the number of the biggest flying bird in the world just reaches 25.

For this reason, this is an habitat which need to be preserved in order to avoid the extinction and eventually to increase the number of the birds.

Peru is aiming to avoid the extinction of the Andean condor, and protects the country’s mythical bird.

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