Parrots and wildlife in Peru under new pressure from oil

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Parrots and wildlife in Peru under new pressure from oil

Post by macawmonitoring » Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:36 am

I don't know if anyone has heard of the Bahuaja Sonene National Park. Hopefully you will have heard of the Tambopata though - since Donald Brightsmith has written about conservation work ongoing in south eastern Peru. Well, the national park is the heart of this great protected area, and the Peru government has just reduced the area by about 20% to allow further oil and gas exploration in the wildest and most remote region. Peru has been undergoing a difficult time with the recent earthquake, and I believe the oil companies have capitilized on this to have the legislation pushed through without any opposition. Gas exploration is a real threat in the region and the oil companies have already walked all over the rights of indigenous people in other areas of Peru to achieve their aims. So - where do parrots fit into this? Well, I work with the Tambopata Macaw Project, we get international volunteers to help with ongoing monitoring work in the region, to help the conservation of around 20 different species in the region. We do this to advice local tourism operators on how best to make use of the sustainable phenomenon of clay licks - areas where hundreds of parrots gather to eat clay. All this is now under threat again due to our demand for gas and oil. I could rant on for hours, but I think that is enough information for one posting. Please see my website for more about the project, or go to http://www.perunature.com and click on the Amazon Times link for more on this story.
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