Peru Will Compete In Bird Watching Together With 145 Countries


The country seeks to reobtain first place once again on Global Big Day.

Peru will participate, through the National Service of Natural Protected Areas by the State (Sernanp), in the IV Edition of the Global Big Day, an international event of bird sighting that will be held on May 5 and will demonstrate the great diversity of species that the country owns. The participation of more than 20,000 people in approximately 145 countries is expected.

This was announced by the Deputy Minister of Strategic Development of Natural Resources of the Ministry of Environment (Minam), Lucía Ruiz, during a press conference yesterday, said Andina.

Ruiz said in this press conference that this year Peru seeks to recover the first place it reached during the years 2015 and 2016. “In 2017 we obtained the second place”, she reminded the media.

To achieve the highest score, the Sernanp will provide the logistics and skills of the staff of 34 protected natural areas, who will record the diversity of birds found in areas such as the Ichigkat Muja National Park – Cordillera del Cóndor, Tingo María National Park, Manu National Park, the Alto Mayo Protection Forest and the dry forests of the Pacific (Cerros de Amotape National Park).

The Deputy Minister also said that this event should be seen as an opportunity to educate the public about the importance of birds in Peru.

(Cover Photo Wikimedia Commons)

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