Pico Bonito 2012 – Report available

The findings of the Pico Bonito Expedition of last year (june 2012) were recorded in the new BINCO report. The registration of new species of birds, amphibians and reptiles along with several new invertebrate species for the park, including some new to science on this short expedition, illustrates the little information available on this region. The observation of endemic species to the Cordillera de Nombre de Dios (e.g. Hyla insolita, Norops purpugularis and Chrysina cavei) and highly threatened species such as Bairds tapir and the spider monkeys emphasizes the importance of this region. Greater efforts are needed to protect this region form the encroaching human population.