Peru: Junin Tapaculo


The link below is to an article reporting on the discovery of a new bird species in the Peruvian cloud forest – the Junin Tapaculo.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0802-new-bird-peru.html

Peru: Replica Spiders


The link below is to an article reporting on a new species of spider that builds life-size replicas of itself.

For more visit:
http://theweek.com/article/index/238036/the-spider-that-builds-its-own-lifelike-decoys”>

Article: New Bird Species Discovered in Peru


The link below is to an article reporting on the discovery of a new bird species in central Peru’s Cloud Forest. The bird has been called the Sira Barbet. The article features a photo of the bird.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0807-hance-sira-barbet.html

Peru: New Amazonian Reserve Established – Maijuna Reserve


The following is an article reporting on the creation of a new reserve in the Amazon known as the Maijuna Reserve. The new reserve in Peru protects 390 000 hectares of the Amazon and the homeland of the Maijuna people.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0207-hance_maijunareserve.html

Peru: Uncontacted Amazon Tribe Under Threat


The Peruvian government is planning to abolish a reserve that protects the territory of an as yet uncontacted Amazon tribe in Peru. Thankfully the tribes territory extends into Brazil and this section of their territory appears safe for the time being.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0601-survival_murunahua.html