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First Spectacled Bears Fitted with GPS Collars at Machu Picchu

Simply final week, Spectacled Bear Conservation (SBC) deployed the first GPS collars on two spectacled bears residing in Peru’s Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. This marks a groundbreaking development in SBC’s work to safeguard this essential bear habitat among the many historical ruins of this World Heritage Website.

The SBC staff collaring a feminine spectacled bear close to Machu Picchu.

By monitoring the actions of the bears by way of the mountains and forests in and round Machu Picchu, SBC will have the ability to find essential feeding and breeding areas that the bears use. SBC is collaborating with SERNANP, Peru’s Nationwide Protected Areas Authority, on this mission, with the aim of collaring no less than 10 spectacled bears within the space for a extra full understanding of their vary.

Information from these collared bears can be used together with footage from over 200 digicam traps that SBC beforehand put in round Machu Picchu to help SBC’s final aim—to get the world surrounding Machu Picchu declared as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which is able to shield 1.5 million acres of land within the Andes Mountains for spectacled bears and numerous different species. SBC is working with the Peruvian authorities and Indigenous communities to inch nearer and nearer to this actuality.

In 2008, SBC have been the primary conservationists to ever match a spectacled bear with a GPS collar, and now they’re the primary to collar Machu Picchu’s bears so as to safe their habitat and forestall this species from disappearing from their historic house.

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