New law in Peru to protect Andean Condors

Friday June 13, 2014
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A new law has been passed by the Peruvian government that has to protect and conserve the Andean condor.

The Andean condor is a large black vulture that has a wingspan of up to 3.2 meter that lives in the Andes Mountains and the bordering Pacific coasts.

The bird is a national symbol in Peru, as well in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador.For the Incas the bird was a messenger to the gods that brought every morning the sun into the sky.

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature these giant birds are threatened by habitat loss and by secondary poisoning from contact with carcasses killed by hunters.

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