Peru approves 2 new private PAs for bird conservation
The Peruvian agency in charge of national protected areas, SERNANP, has approved two new Private Conservation Areas (PCAs) to conserve a critical area of rapidly disappearing Marañon-Chinchipe dry forests to protect several rare endemic species, including the Marañon Spinetail, Peruvian Pigeon, Little Inca-Finch, and Marañon Crescentchest.
Totaling 26 acres, the two new PCAs, provide strategic habitat protection for these birds and for many other bird species that commute daily into the reserve from the surrounding landscape to roost for the night. The PCAs are together known as Gotas de Agua and are located about four miles from the city of Jaen in northern Peru. The area is characterized by rolling hills covered by dry forests and steep bluffs with scenic views.
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