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New bear enclosures ready...3 bears move in
White-winged Guan survey underway...latest results
Visitors to Chaparri in 2008
First Chulengo (baby Guanaco) born in Chaparri is doing well
New cabins built at Chaparri EcoLodge

New bear enclosures ready...3 bears move in

5th January 2009
Three new bear enclosures have been completed at Chaparri. Originally built in 2006 there were some problems getting the correct electrical supplies for the fences and then the enclosures were damaged by the heavy rains of last year but all these problems have now been overcome. The new enclosures build on the lessons learned from the original enclosures and allow for easier transferring of bears from one sector to another via a perpendicular corridor; the enclosures are also slightly removed from the tourist trails and will therefore be used to house potential release bears. Collique, Milagros and Azulina have been transferred to these enclosures and are enjoying the abundance of wild food available there.

White-winged Guan survey underway...latest results

4th January 2009
The 2008/9 annual White-winged Guan survey is underway. The survey has identified 32 individuals of this critically threatened Cracid in the Chaparri valley including 6 breeding pairs. Surveys of other areas of the reserve are ongoing and later in the year surveys of areas outside the reserve will also be undertaken. Return for full results soon.

????? visitors to Chaparri in 2008

2nd January 2009
During 2008 a total of ???? people visited Chaparri reserve. This generated ?????? soles of income for the community through entrance fees and provided ???? days employment.

First Chulengo (baby Guanaco) born in Chaparri is doing well

19th December 2008
The first chulengo (baby Guanaco) was born in Chaparri in late 2006. It is still doing well and is now yearling. The Guanacos are very shy and move over a large area including areas far outside the reserve so we only get occasional reports of them. Three Guanacos spent 5 months (mid March to mid August) in the Bosque de Pomac Historical Sanctuary some 38 km from the reintroduction site; they have since moved back slightly closer to Chaparri.

New cabins built at Chaparri EcoLodge

17th December 2008
Six new en-suite cabins have been built in Chaparri. The new rooms raise the capacity of the lodge to 24 people in en suite accommodation. For more information and reservations visit www.chaparrilodge.com