Flora & Fauna

Signs of El Niño: Seabirds Found Dead on Lima Beach

Hundreds of seabirds, including pelicans and cormorants, have turned up dead on a beach in Lima’s southern Chorrillos district, newspaper La Republica reported. The birds, found along the shore at Villa, are believed to have died from starvation as a result of the El Niño weather phenomenon, according to the report. […]

New Species Found in Machu Picchu’s Cloud Forest

New Species Found in Machu Picchu’s Cloud Forest

Scientists say they have found at least six new species of animals living in the cloud forest near the citadel of Machu Picchu. The new species identified, according to a report on Mongabay,  include one lizard, four frogs, and an unnamed water rodent that is noticeable for its lack of external ears. The findings […]

Scientists Identify New Lizard Species in Manu National Park

Scientists Identify New Lizard Species in Manu National Park

Scientists say they have discovered a new species of lizard in Peru’s remote Manu National Park, considered one of the most biologically diverse spots on Earth, RPP Noticias reported. The lizard species, which has been called Potamites erythrocularis, was found in the forests of the Kosñipata Valley, which is in […]

Peru Says Some 400 Species at Risk Due to Trafficking, Loss of Habitat

Peru Says Some 400 Species at Risk Due to Trafficking, Loss of Habitat

Peru’s government says that some 400 species in the South American nation are in danger of becoming extinct, including the massive and majestic Andean condor. The Ministry of Agriculture released a report this week saying that the animals are in danger due to unregulated hunting, the loss of habitat and […]