Miraculously, after almost a century of “extinction,” the pava aliblanca was rediscovered in Lambayeque, Peru. Since 1977, conservation experts have made keeping the bird extant a priority. But it's no easy feat. The pava aliblanca is critically endangered, with just 250 known specimens in existence. Pava Aliblanca is a slender black bird with a black tipped beak and nine large white flight feathers at the ends of its wings. It was first discovered in 1877, but after several research expeditions with no sightings, the Pava Aliblanca was declared extinct by the scientific community. After almost a century of being technically considered extinct, the Pava Aliblanca was rediscovered in 1977, in Lambayeque, Peru. Since then, avoiding the actual extinction of the Pava Aliblanca has become a concern for conservation experts. The bird only inhabits the dry Andean forests of northwestern Peru with less than 250 known specimens of this species, they are classified as critically endangered.
Never say never! There's always hope
"In 1990, Dr. Victor Raul Diaz Montes, as president of the association CraxPeru, began a project to breed and reintroduce the guan in its private center. To this date, the center has successfully bred and reintroduced 66 individuals to the Communal Reserve of Chaparri and 8 to the Laquipampa Wildlife Refuge, both located in Lambayeque." @pete
What measures will be taken to help grow the species back up?