As a result of a meeting held by UNESCO Mexico attended by NPC Peru’s Nestor Allgas, our latest NPC publication called: “Community conservation as a tool for primate conservation in Peru” is out now. It is published in the new UNESCO book: “Primatology, Biocultural Diversity and Sustainable Development in Tropical Forests”.
The book will be freely available for download soon and we will post the link when it becomes available.
December 4th 2018, on a visit to the regional wildlife authorities, we found a newly rescued Black and White Eagle (Spizaetus melanoleucus) that needed our help.
This magnificent bird of prey was trapped inside a cage meant for a much smaller bird and had been forced, by its captors, through a door that it was too large for it to pass back out of.
We had to cut the bars of the cage in order to be able to free it. Once this was done we rushed the Eagle to the NPC vet who diagnosed a broken left ankle which was immediately set in plaster . The animal is now in a much larger cage with lots of space to perch. It will be sent to a rescue centre tomorrow morning where it will rest and recuperate.
In one month we will return to remove the plaster from its broken leg and hopefully this magnificent Eagle will return to its domain to fly and hunt again.
Meet our latest rescued baby monkey “Chewie”. Chewie is a critically endangered “San Martin Titi” monkey who will stay in our care until he is old enough to travel to a suitable rescue center. In the wild, Chewie would have remained with his family group until he was old enough to find a mate, but unfortunately, he will miss out on that vital experience. Chewie is in good health but has scars on his chin and the top of his head.