Voices of the Forest: Wildlife in Tingana

Voices of the Forest: Wildlife in Tingana – Alto Mayo Wetlands

by Sep 26, 2021

The Alto Mayo Wetlands are natural spaces to easily observe wildlife. In this article we present the chapters about to observe at day and night wildlife in Tingana Conservation Concession, managed by the Association for the Conservation of Alto Mayo Aguajales and Renacales – ADECARAM.

Biological Diversity of the Alto Mayo Wetlands

The wetlands in the Alto Mayo Valley have very diverse remaining biodiversity, despite being above 800 m in altitude, is represented by plant communities typical of lowland flooded forests, with species of mosses, ferns, orchids, bromeliads, heliconias, marona, trees and palms (GTZ, 2007).

In addition, they are characterized by their variety of forest species, with an abundance of aguajes (Mauritia flexuosa) and renacales (Ficus trigona and Coussapoa trinervia). There are also mammals, birds, amphibians, and fish, among others (GTZ, 2007).

Chapter 3 of the series Voices of the Forest: Nocturnal wildlife at Tingana

The chapter revolves around an expedition to observe nocturnal wildlife in Tingana, especially to look for the Ayaymama or Common Nictibio (Nyctibius griseus), a mystical bird, which is very active at night in this wetland ecosystem.

The legend of the Ayaymama refers to two abandoned children, who were transformed into birds by the soul of the forest, and through their melancholic song they express their lament and call their mother progenitor, looking for their way home. To listen to the song click here: Ayaymama Song

In addition, in the nights of Tingana we can observe frogs, insects, birds, snakes, mammals, among others; and hear mysterious sounds that make this expedition very attractive.

The following chapter presents the nocturnal fauna in Tingana.

 

Voces del Bosque: Fauna nocturna en Tingana

🎞️🍿 ¡Mira el tercer capítulo de #VocesDelBosque: “Fauna nocturna en Tingana”! 🐦🎥
🚤 Surcaremos el río Mayo para conocer mágicas especies nocturnas, como el Ayaymama, en la Reserva Ecológica Tingana, que es un emprendimiento de turismo rural comunitario liderado por protectores de bosques, ubicado en el departamento de San Martín. 🐸
👉 “Voces del Bosque: Vida silvestre e historias de conservación en un clic” es un proyecto audiovisual de la empresa de ecoturismo Ikam Expeditions, que cuenta con el financiamiento del programa Turismo Emprende del Mincetur Perú.
#ikamexpeditions #bpam #ci #vidasilvestre #naturaleza #altomayo #amazonia #selva #flora #fauna #biodiversidad Bosque de Protección Alto Mayo – Sernanp Conservación Internacional Perú

Publicado por Ikam Expeditions en Jueves, 19 de agosto de 2021

 

Chapter 4 of the series Voices of the Forest: Wildlife in Tingana

In this chapter, the story revolves around the diverse fauna that we can observe in Tingana during the day.

It stands out the Red howler monkey and its sounds, which is of the Alouatta genus and are known for the loud vocalizations they emit, due to the hyoid bone, a large bone structure that serves as an amplifier and resonator. There are a total of 14 species of howler monkeys (MonkeyWorlds, n.d.) in the Neotropics and the one that can be seen in the Alto Mayo Wetlands is the Alouatta seniculus species.

In addition, the Neotropical otter (Lontra longicaudis) is occasionally observed, because it has its dens close to the river. It feeds mainly on fish, crustaceans and mollusks; it also feeds on insects, reptiles, birds and small mammals. It forages throughout the day, mainly in mid-afternoon or late afternoon (Lariviere 1999). Throughout its range, the Neotropical otter has been hunted for its valuable and beautiful fur, used for coats and clothing ornaments; in Colombia and Peru alone, an estimated 30,000 otters were killed annually in the 1970s (Nowak 1999).

Finally, the chapter shows several other species of birds, monkeys, flowers, trees and others that are observed in the area, which prove that the Alto Mayo Wetlands is a natural space with a high diversity of flora and fauna species.

The following is the chapter on Wildlife in Tingana.

 

Voces del Bosque: Fauna silvestre de Tingana

▶️🍿Cuarto capítulo de #VocesDelBosque: “Fauna Silvestre de Tingana”🐒🦥
En los humedales del Alto Mayo conoceremos una comunidad que reconoció la importancia de conservar la naturaleza para mejorar su calidad de vida, protegiendo uno de los bosques inundables más importantes del Perú: Tingana.
👉 “Voces del Bosque: Vida silvestre e historias de conservación en un clic” es un proyecto audiovisual de la empresa de ecoturismo Ikam Expeditions, que cuenta con el financiamiento del programa Turismo Emprende del Mincetur Perú.
#ikamexpeditions #bpam #ci #vidasilvestre #naturaleza #altomayo #amazonia #selva #flora #fauna #biodiversidad Bosque de Protección Alto Mayo – Sernanp Conservación Internacional Perú Tingana

Publicado por Ikam Expeditions en Jueves, 9 de septiembre de 2021

 

If you want to know more about the series “Voices of the Forest” click here.

 

Breakfast in Tingana - Wildlife in Tingana

Breakfast in Tingana – Wildlife in Tingana

Bibliography

  1. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit – GTZ, (2007). Tingana: Una experiencia de ecoturismo en San Martín, Perú. Disponible en: https://cooperacionalemana.pe/GD/320/tinganaunaexperienciadeecoturismo.pdf
  2. Berry, K. (s.f.). Lontra longicaudis – Neotropical River Otter. Disponible en:                  https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Lontra_longicaudis/
  3. Lariviere, S. 1999. Lontra longicaudis. Mammalian Species, 609: 1-5.
  4. MonkeyWorlds, (s.f.). Mono Aullador. Disponible en: https://www.monkeyworlds.com/es/mono-aullador/
  5. Nowak, 1999. New World River Otters. Walker’s Mammals of the World, Vol 1: pp. 740-741.

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