It is Endangered Species Day and we’re turning our focus to some of the critically engendered wildlife that you may spot on International Expeditions’ nature-focused journeys. We hope that by seeing wildlife in its precious habitat, you’ll be inspired to protect and improve the world we share.
On IE’s new Northern Peru tour , guests search for the critically endangered white-winged guan during naturalist-guided excursions at Chaparri Nature Reserve. How rare is the white-winged guan? The bird is endemic to a small region in northwestern Peru, in the equatorial dry forests of the western slope of the Andes. In fact, until it was rediscovered in 1977, scientists thought that the white-winged guan had been extinct for more than a century.
Hunting and habitat loss are the major threats to the species; however, there are intense captive-breeding and conservations campaigns aimed at preserving the white-winged guan .