Marine species

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The conservation of biodiversity is one of the main goals of Mundo Azul. Read here bout our efforts to protect species and support the creation and management of protected areas.

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Whales and dolphins

Here you can find information about the natural history and the conservation of more than 30 species of whales and dolphins being registered in Peru.

Mundo Azul estimates that between 5000 and 15000 dolphins are killed illegally each year in Peru in order to use their meat and blubber as shark bait. Mundo Azuls team managed to record shocking images from the brutal dolphin killing.

There are also up to 3000 dolphins per year illegally killed for human consumption in Peru. Here you can read what we do to stop dolphin slaughter in Peru and what you can do to help.

On a global scale whales are still threatened by a few notorious whaling nations. Here you can read about Mundo Azuls work to stop whaling and what you can do to help.

Whale and dolphin watching in Peru offers a mayor opportunity to support the conservation of whales and dolphins on a national and international level. Mundo Azul promotes whale and dolphin watching in Peru as an economic alternative for fishing communities. Read too what might be the negative environmental impacts of this tourism and how we use whale and dolphin research and management in order to reduce them. Read here how you can become engaged in our research efforts by becoming a dolphin conservation volunteer or by taking an ecological whale watching tour or dolphin watching tour in Peru with our associated ecotourism operator Nature Expeditions. You can support our work too by adopting a dolphin or baptizing one.

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Sharks

Sharks are threatened on a global scale by overfishing. Read here about the conservation status and fisheries of sharks in Peru and how to save the sharks.

Sea lions + fur seals

Peru is home to the South American sea lion and the southern fur seal. Read here about their natural history and conservation status. Find information about what Mundo Azul does to save the sea lions. Tourism is an important source for the generation of conservation funds, as long as you are using responsible ecotourism operators that guarantees high quality educational guiding and keep environmental impacts as low as possible.  Help us to save the sea lions by being a conservation volunteer with Mundo Azul or support sea lion conservation while enjoying a close encounter when swimming and diving with sea lions during a tour with our associated ecotourism operator Nature Expeditions.

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Otters

Find here information about the natural history, conservation status and conservation efforts to protect marine otters, neotropical river otters and giant river otters

Marine turtles

Read here about the natural history of marine turtles and the threats they are facing in Peru. Learn what Mundo Azul does to save the marine turtles and how you can help.

 

 Penguins

Peru is home to the Humboldt penguin, a threatened species that might well become extinct within the next few decades if no drastic conservation efforts are undertaken. Read here how Mundo Azul is helping to protect their breeding colonies and how you can help by being a conservation volunteer with Mundo Azul. Eco-tourism is a great way to raise funds and awareness for penguin conservation, while enjoying the encounter. Support nature conservation and take a penguin tour with our associated ecotourism operator Nature Expeditions.

Marine birds

Find information about the natural history and conservation of marine birds in Peru like the threatened and endemic Peruvian diving petrel and many more. Learn how you can support bird conservation in Peru by being a conservation volunteer with Mundo Azul. Pelagic birding trips and coastal marine birding trips are a great way to financially support marine bird conservation while enjoying the encounter. Take a tour with our associated ecotourism operator Nature Expeditions.

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Shore birds and waterfowl

Find information about the natural history and conservation of a great number of shore bird a dn waterfowl species. Tourism is an important way to generate conservation funds for coastal wetlands, as long as you are using responsible ecotourism operators that guarantee high quality educational guiding and keep environmental impacts as low as possible. Support habitat conservation by being a conservation volunteer with Mundo Azul or by visiting coastal wetlands like the wetlands of Villa or Puerto Viejo near Lima with our associated ecotourism operator Nature Expeditions.

Terrestrial birds

Find information about the natural history and conservation of terrestrial bird species like the threatened Andean Condor and many more. Learn how you can support the conservation of the Andean Condor and other terrestrial bird species by becoming a Mundo Azul conservation volunteer. Tourism is an important way to generate conservation funds, as long as you are using responsible ecotourism operators that guarantee high quality educational guiding and keep environmental impacts as low as possible. Support habitat and species conservation by taking a trekking/birding tour in the Andes or visit the Lomas of Lachay with our associated ecotourism operator Nature Expeditions.

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Pumas

The puma was eliminated from the entire eastern half of North America within 200 years following European colonization. Any remaining eastern population is considered Critically Endangered. It has also gone from the more densely settled areas of South America. Read more about the natural history of Pumas and their conservation status in Peru. Become engaged in Mundo Azuls plans to protect the Puma by being a conservation volunteer.

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Wildlife trade

The live capture and pet trade with wild species, as well as the consumption of bush meat are the biggest threats to Peruvian wildlife. Learn more about the massive illegal slaughter of wild species in Peru and what you can do against it, for example by supporting the wildlife refugee Pilpintuwasi.

Marine protected areas

While Peru has managed to declare a great part of its national terrestrial territory as protected areas, the Peruvian sea stays unprotected and suffers overfishing, illegal killing of dolphins, turtles, sea lions and marine birds as well as contamination. The creation of marine protected areas is one important tool to improve marine conservation. Read here what we do to support marine protected areas like the National Reserve Guano Islands and the National Reserve of Paracas. Find information on how you can support us in this effort. Tourism is an important way to generate funds improving the conservation of marine protected areas, as long as you are using responsible ecotourism operators that guarantee high quality educational guiding and keep environmental impacts as low as possible. Support habitat and species conservation by taking a pelagic birding trip, a coastal marine birding tour, a whale watching tour or a dolphin watching tour  with our associated ecotourism operator Nature Expeditions. You can also go sailing, sea kayaking or scuba diving in order to generate funds that benefit Mundo Azuls conservation efforts.

Desert Oasis Lomas de Lachay

The Lomas of the Peruvian desert coast are unique habitats for a great number of bird, plant and insect species. Life is based on the moisture delivered by winter fogs and the species life cycles are squeezed into a few months of the year. Learn more about these amazing habitats. Tourism is an important way to generate funds improving the conservation of these areas, as long as you are using responsible ecotourism operators that guarantee high quality educational guiding and keep environmental impacts as low as possible. Support habitat and species conservation by taking a birding tour to the Lomas of Lachay and other habitats with our associated ecotourism operator Nature Expeditions.

Coastal wetlands

Coastal wetlands are home to an amazing variety of terrestrial and marine birds, as well as waterfowl. Many of these species are migratory birds and the international conservation efforts for these and the endemic Peruvian species depends on the protection of coastal wetlands. Find information on the conservation status of Peruvian coastal wetland like for example the wetlands of Villa or Puerto Viejo near Lima. Tourism is an important way to generate funds improving the conservation of these areas, as long as you are using responsible ecotourism operators that guarantee high quality educational guiding and keep environmental impacts as low as possible. Support habitat and species conservation by taking a birding tour to visit the wetlands of Villa or Puerto Viejo near Lima and other habitats with our associated ecotourism operator Nature Expeditions.

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Stay in touch with Mundo Azul!

Follow us on Twitter

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Mundo Azul – Calle Francisco del Castillo 506 – Miraflores, Lima – email us at: mundoazulorg@gmail.com

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Be a conservation volunteer with Mundo Azul

Take part in dolphin and wildlife conservation projects, advocacy campaigns, environmental education and much more

 

Apply for an internship

If you want to dedicate a few months or more to meaningful conservation work in Peru, than this is the option for you.

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Book the following trips with Mundo Azuls commercial partner Nature Expeditions in Peru in order to support our conservation work

coastal marine birding               coastal wetland birding                                                     Urban birding in Lima

  

Protected bird site                                           Coastal desert oasis

Pantanos de Villa                                               Lomas de Lachay                                              Birding in the Andes

  

 

 

 

Please also support the following conservation campaigns

Save the dolphins          Save the sharks                                                                                         

 

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