On 29th March, the official presentation of the Bird Guide of the National Sanctuary of Ampay was carried out in the city of Abancay. The publication shows the ornithological diversity of this protected natural area and seeks to make the study of birds relevant in a context of climate change.
The event was attended by the head of Ampay National Sanctuary (SNA for its acronym in Spanish), Amílcar Osorio Marcés, who welcomed about 200 people who gathered in the Auditorium of the Regional Government of Apurímac.
Then the representative of the Andean Forests Program, Verónica Gálmez, presented the progress of the implementation of the program in the Apurímac region and indicated that “birds can be excellent indicators of changes as long as we know them, know their ecology, their distribution and their behaviour patterns”. She also stressed the importance of continuous and systematic monitoring to be able to answer key questions about the ecological processes.
On the other hand, Fernando Angulo and Jan R. Baiker, specialists in ornithology, made a presentation on the importance of bird study and the current state of ornithology in Peru and specifically in Apurímac. In this way, they stressed that in the Apurímac region there are a total of 259 bird species from 49 families, representing 14% of birds from all over Peru.
Finally, the presentation and explanation of the content of the Guide was given by Jaime Valenzuela, member of the SNA technical team and author of the publication.
It is expected that this publication may be an instrument used by local guides in essential activities such as monitoring and promoting tourism. If you want to obtain a free copy you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bird Guide of the Ampay National Sanctuary
Presentation of the SNA Bird Guide – Jaime Valenzuela
The importance of the study of birds and the current state of ornithology in Peru – Fernando Angulo
The importance of the study of birds and the current state of ornithology in Apurímac – Jan R. Baiker