This Bird Came Back From Extinction

At one point, we thought we had lost the pava aliblanca. The existence of this slender black bird with large white flight feathers was first documented in 1877. But after several research expeditions with no sightings, the scientific community declared the bird extinct.

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.

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The-Daily-Catch
The-Daily-Catch

Never say never! There's always hope

jeanp
jeanp

"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

pete
pete

What measures will be taken to help grow the species back up?

GuestUser3
GuestUser3

Awesome!

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