Reactivation of Junin Lake Management Committee gives hope to threatened species
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Association of Andean Ecosystems-ECOAN and National Service of Protected Areas of Peru joined forces to reactivate the Management Committee of Lake Junin. Lake Junin or Chinchaycocha is located in the Peruvian Central Andes, more than 4,100 meters above sea level. This ecosystem has unique and threatened endemic bird species worldwide such as Lake Junin Giant Frog Batrachophrynus macrostomus (EN), Junin Grebe Podiceps taczanowskii (CR) and Junin Rail Laterallus tuerosi (EN) and it is an important stopover site for migratory species.
Of course, the Lake Junin Giant Frog is an endemic amphibian species, not an endemic bird species.