Global Big Day, an opportunity for sustainable conservation
With the purpose to promote a sustainable tourism, birdwatching in Natural Protected Areas have been represented a great opportunity. Peru has participated through SERNANP and others institutions and was able to obtain the following results in Natural Protected Areas:
Two-time world champions: 2015 and 2016, birdwatching world record was in 2015 with 1185 and 2016 with 1241 birds species recorded.
In 2017, there were 1331 recorded bird species that were placed on 828 lists. 794 bird species were recorded in 28 natural protected areas in Peru (almost the 60% of total bird species recorded in Peru), which allowed an increase of 98 bird species and 260 more lists compared to 2016 edition. Some Natural Protected Areas where people recoded more birds were Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (Loreto) with 204 species of birds, Bahuaja Sonene National Park (Madre de Dios) with more than 100, Alto Mayo Protection Forest (San Martin) with 101 and the Tambopata National Reserve (Madre de Dios) with 90 species of birds.
In 2018, there were 1493 recorded bird species that were placed on 1640 lists, in 46 natural protected areas in Peru.